Handling HTML Form POST in Rev?
preid at reidit.co.uk
Thu Oct 13 17:07:16 CDT 2005
I'm trying to produce a generic forms handler that can be used by
people running surveys. Rather than try to make a generic forms
design tool completely in Rev I thought I'd take advantage of the
ease with which you can design forms in HTML. Then capture the Send
and parse and e-mail the info returned. I could distribute the Rev
forms app with an associated HTML file and the Rev app would be used
to complete the form and send an e-mail of the results to a
The idea came from doing a similar thing with web pages on a
university web site that used a cgi to e-mail the results and where I
use a Rev app to analyse those results.
The problem is that I can't guarantee access to a web server with cgi
on it in the variety of situations where I want to deploy these
forms, so I thought I'd try to build the minimum web server
functionality (enough to handle the form content) into my Rev app
OK it may be a daft idea but it seemed worth investigating!
>I'm probably missing something here, but if you're not building a
>Web application that runs on a Web server, why are you using a
>browser and HTML at all? A browser's only job, really, is to provide
>an interface between a user desktop and information stored on a Web
>server. (Yeah, I know it *can* be used for other things, but they're
>not its natural function.)
>Assuming I'm just not completely wacko here (and there's always that
>possibility), this seems like a job for Revolution all by its
>lonesome. Create the form as a set of fields and other input
>controls in a Rev stack.
>On Oct 13, 2005, at 2:33 AM, Peter Reid wrote:
>>I want this to run as a standalone app without the need for a local
>>web server. So my user would fill in a form on screen which has
>>been designed using standard HTML, click on the "Send" button and
>>my Rev app would receive the content of the form.
>Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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