Frontpage 2003 CGI forms are not compatible with Firefox. Pls fix


G

Guest

I have a FP 2003 website and when users who have Firefox browsers complete
one of my web based forms, it comes through with no data. We need MS to
correct this in Frontpage.

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Mark Fitzpatrick

Can you post a URL as an example? I've never had any problem with Firefox
and FP forms. Depending upon what the action is, it might not be an FP issue
at all and could be an error with a web server setting.

Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
 
S

Sean Stevens

I'd be interested to Mark. If thats true its a big problem as Firefox is
pretty popular now.
 
B

Bob

Important:

Forms depend on technology that your Web server must provide.

That technology may be FrontPage Server Extensions, SharePoint Team Services
version 1.0 from Microsoft, or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0.

However, it could also be ISAPI, NSAPI (CGI (or Active Server Pages (ASP).

Before you create a form, ask your Web server administrator or Internet
service provider (ISP) which technology the server supports.

Could this be a server problem?

Where in FrontPage do I find the "CGI" scripts?

bob
|I have a FP 2003 website and when users who have Firefox browsers complete
| one of my web based forms, it comes through with no data. We need MS to
| correct this in Frontpage.
|
| ----------------
| This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
| suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
| Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
this
| link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
| click "I Agree" in the message pane.
|
|
http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...0c27959a&dg=microsoft.public.frontpage.client
 
G

Guest

I am having the same problem, I believe. Just in the last several months I
have had multiple people try to complete my forms in browsers other than IE,
and when they click submit they get a list of information (possibly the forms
result page?), so they think it has submitted, when in fact it has not.
Every one of them that re-submitted in IE I was able to receive. Is there
anything I can do to fix this problem?? It is interfering regularly with my
registrations.

Here's a URL example: www.seattlechurchplanting.com/btreg.htm

Thanks,

Natalie
 
R

Ronx

I tried in IE7 - no problems, the confirmation page appeared.
In FireFox 2 - no confirmation page, but an error 403. The browser was
attempting to display the results page from the _private folder.
Fortunately, permissions on the _private folder prevent it displaying.

I suggest you ask your host to check the extensions, or to run Check
Server Health, though I have never seen this error before - works in IE,
fails in Firefox.

I have a FrontPage guestbook on my site, which works in all browsers,
including FireFox.

FYI, you need to set a text colour in the form page - in FireFox the
text appears as orange, which is the default colour I have set in
FireFox options. The same applies to your other pages - they need the
text colour to be set.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.
FrontPage Support: http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
 
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Stefan B Rusynko

Invalid form tags
Remove the hyperlink from the submit button
You have
<a href="_private/btformrslt.htm">
<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="Submit Form">
</a>

Change it to just

<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="Submit Form">

PS
You are sending to an aol email address
- verify w/ your host they support emails to 3rd party addresses
(many allow the mail to only be sent to an addrerss on the same server at your domain.com)
--

_____________________________________________
SBR @ ENJOY (-: [ Microsoft MVP - FrontPage ]
"Warning - Using the F1 Key will not break anything!" (-;
_____________________________________________


|I am having the same problem, I believe. Just in the last several months I
| have had multiple people try to complete my forms in browsers other than IE,
| and when they click submit they get a list of information (possibly the forms
| result page?), so they think it has submitted, when in fact it has not.
| Every one of them that re-submitted in IE I was able to receive. Is there
| anything I can do to fix this problem?? It is interfering regularly with my
| registrations.
|
| Here's a URL example: www.seattlechurchplanting.com/btreg.htm
|
| Thanks,
|
| Natalie
|
| "Mark Fitzpatrick" wrote:
|
| > Can you post a URL as an example? I've never had any problem with Firefox
| > and FP forms. Depending upon what the action is, it might not be an FP issue
| > at all and could be an error with a web server setting.
| >
| > Hope this helps,
| > Mark Fitzpatrick
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| >
| > | > >I have a FP 2003 website and when users who have Firefox browsers complete
| > > one of my web based forms, it comes through with no data. We need MS to
| > > correct this in Frontpage.
| > >
| > > ----------------
| > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
| > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
| > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
| > > this
| > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
| > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
| > >
| > >
http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...0c27959a&dg=microsoft.public.frontpage.client
| >
| >
| >
 
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Ronx

In addition to Stefan's comment regarding emails to 3rd party addresses,
my host will allow such emails, but NOT to @AOL, @Verizon or @Comcast
addresses.
--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.
FrontPage Support: http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp



Invalid form tags
Remove the hyperlink from the submit button
You have
<a href="_private/btformrslt.htm">
<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="Submit Form">
</a>

Change it to just

<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="Submit Form">

PS
You are sending to an aol email address
- verify w/ your host they support emails to 3rd party addresses
(many allow the mail to only be sent to an addrerss on the same server at your domain.com)
--

_____________________________________________
SBR @ ENJOY (-: [ Microsoft MVP - FrontPage ]
"Warning - Using the F1 Key will not break anything!" (-;
_____________________________________________


|I am having the same problem, I believe. Just in the last several months I
| have had multiple people try to complete my forms in browsers other than IE,
| and when they click submit they get a list of information (possibly the forms
| result page?), so they think it has submitted, when in fact it has not.
| Every one of them that re-submitted in IE I was able to receive. Is there
| anything I can do to fix this problem?? It is interfering regularly with my
| registrations.
|
| Here's a URL example: www.seattlechurchplanting.com/btreg.htm
|
| Thanks,
|
| Natalie
|
| "Mark Fitzpatrick" wrote:
|
| > Can you post a URL as an example? I've never had any problem with Firefox
| > and FP forms. Depending upon what the action is, it might not be an FP issue
| > at all and could be an error with a web server setting.
| >
| > Hope this helps,
| > Mark Fitzpatrick
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| >
| > | > >I have a FP 2003 website and when users who have Firefox browsers complete
| > > one of my web based forms, it comes through with no data. We need MS to
| > > correct this in Frontpage.
| > >
| > > ----------------
| > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
| > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
| > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
| > > this
| > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
| > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
| > >
| > >
http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...0c27959a&dg=microsoft.public.frontpage.client
| >
| >
| >
 

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