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Q1:I just want to email my form contents. I know that in the next hour I'll learn about CGI and other scripting methods, but isn't there a quick-and-dirty way to do this?
A1: You can email form contents by using your email address as the action. Your email address needs to be prefaced with mailto: so it looks like this: mailto:you@yourdomain.com. In addition, you might need to type "text/plain" into the Enctype attribute in the Property inspector when the <form> tag is selected.

This way of submitting a form may be fine for collecting form data about where your co-workers want to go to lunch on Friday. They all know and trust you (at least I hope they do), and they probably all have their email programs set up in a similar fashion to yours. An email program must be set up properly with the browser for this method to work. In addition, some browsers put up a warning when the user tries to submit a form in this fashion.

Q2:Why can't I see my form elements?
A2: If your form elements aren't showing up, they must not be inside the <form> tags. Some browsers hide form elements that are not inside a form.


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