On Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 04:00 PM, David Johansen wrote:
> I would like to make a little online feedback and application form. I
> trying to decide if I should use the mailto action of the form or if
> some better way that I can do it in PHP. Is there a way I could just
> it to a file or something in PHP or is there a more typical and better
> to pull this off? Thanks,
Fundamentally, the script you are wondering about is known as a
"guestbook", although it has been rarely used for that purpose since the
late nineties. Someone enters some text into an HTML input, hits
"submit" and the data either gets stored in a file, database, or is
emailed (or processed in some other way).
Whether or not the data is visible by other visitors or only by yourself
is entirely up to you -- PHP handles such scripts incredibly easily.
Julio Nobrega suggested storing the data into a database, which is a
good idea especially if you expect a lot of feedback or have a somewhat
complicated feedback form that you would like to be able to run complex
queries on. You could also simply write this data to a text file or
multiple text files, though if you get a lot of feedback it -could- get
out of hand. And email is another option.
PHP lets you do all of this.
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Media Lab, H.H. Brown
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