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Q1:What if my site already uses forms that link to CGI scripts? Do I have to replace the scripts with ColdFusion templates?
A1: Nope. ColdFusion will work just fine with existing CGI scripts, including mail handlers, banner rotators, and so on.
Q2:How can a ColdFusion page be the ACTION of a form? Don't ACTIONs have to be programs?
A2: ACTION pages generally have to "do" something, but they don't have to be freestanding programs. In the case of ColdFusion, the template page acts like a script, working in conjunction with the CF server to make things happen.
Q3:Is there any limit to the length of variables a form will accept? If I type my life story into a <TEXTAREA>input box, will ColdFusion still handle it?
A3: Variable length is determined by the data types you've set in your database tables. ColdFusion will happily pass your life story to the ODBC datasource, but your data type will need to be set to memo (or your database's equivalent) to handle such a big chunk of text.


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