Hey-Ho and Off We Go with HTML5

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 10:02:21 EST 2016

You could try out the free tier of services like http://www.formmail.com/
or HTTP://www.SE dgrid.com
On Mar 2, 2016 00:30, "RM" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2.03.2016 10:18, Mark Waddingham wrote:
>> On 2016-03-02 09:01, RM wrote:
>>> Preferably this would be WITHOUT the message having to go via the
>>> client's e-mail system as:
>>> 1.  The message should be anonymous.
>>> 2.  The end-user may have no e-mail client configured.
>> Okay so there in terms of what you will be able to do in this regard with
>> the HTML5 engine there are two feasible options as far as I can see:
>> 1) "launch url" with a 'mailto:' URL. This would invoke the locally
>> configured email client (and is what revMail does). This won't (I believe)
>> work in the HTML5 engine yet because we haven't hooked it up (to my
>> knowledge at least). I *think* this would be possible - Peter could perhaps
>> comment. (It would ask the hosting web-browser to launch the url).
>> 2) Put a web-service on a server and get that to send the email. This
>> requires no client-side email configuration but does require configuring a
>> web-service to do it. Indeed, there might be third party services out there
>> which could be used. Again, Peter would have to comment on the feasibility
>> of whether this would work in the HTML5 engine at the moment since I cannot
>> recall off the top of my head which (if any) URL primitives we have yet
>> implemented.
>> Warmest Regards,
>> Mark.
> Thank you very much for a reply that is a statement of the /status quo/ as
> regards e-mailing from Livecode at the moment. This is extremely helpful as
> it gives me an idea of what I /can/ and /cannot/
> do at the moment in this regard.
> What I would like to do, ideally, is set up a chart of some sort with text
> entry fields for students to fill in
> online, then click a 'submit' button that will send the field entries as a
> list to an e-mail address.
> As the current revMail capabilities are not /currently/ implemented in the
> HTML5 engine that will have
> to wait.
> Am I right in understanding that, theoretically a least, the goal is to
> implement all the capabilities
> of Livecode into the HTML5 engine?
> Richmond.
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