Incomplete form example

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Incomplete form example

Postby dsockrider » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:38 pm

On this page: http://wdn.unl.edu/wdn/templates_3.0/ex ... forms.html


There's a form example, but it doesn't function when pasted into a webpage. How do you complete the form so it emails results?
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Re: Incomplete form example

Postby smeranda » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:50 pm

dsockrider wrote:On this page: http://wdn.unl.edu/wdn/templates_3.0/ex ... forms.html


There's a form example, but it doesn't function when pasted into a webpage.


The example is a UI element, and shows how to use the latest CSS/JS styles. You still need to hook it up to some sort of action (by using the action attribute in the form tag):
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#adef-action

How do you complete the form so it emails results?


That depends on what you hook the form up to. If you're on Frontier, I believe they have a form parse to email script:
http://www.unl.edu/cwis_team/cwisformparse.html

Otherwise, here is a PHP script:
http://www1.unl.edu/wdn/wiki/Sending_Emails
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required fields

Postby dsockrider » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:12 pm

The form also has 'required' fields indicated, but there's no validation javascript. How do you get the fields labeled, "required" so they actually are required?
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Re: required fields

Postby smeranda » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:29 pm

dsockrider wrote:The form also has 'required' fields indicated, but there's no validation javascript. How do you get the fields labeled, "required" so they actually are required?


As was discussed in today's WDN meeting, form validation is available with the jQuery Validation:
http://www1.unl.edu/wdn/wiki/Zenform#Form_Validation
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Postby dsockrider » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:50 pm

Do you have a copy of what was discussed in the WDN meeting for those of us that can't attend?
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Postby kabel2 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:00 pm

Meeting minutes have been posted at http://www1.unl.edu/wdn/wiki/Main_Page# ... ting_Notes
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