Fall 2006

wiki chat

All finished ...

Final projects and final grades have been posted. Good luck in the rest of the courses, and I'll see you sometime. -- Jim

Nate's question about absolute positioning

Make the enclosure 'position:relative'; see the attachment. - Tony

JD's php code

<? $name = $_REQUEST['name'] ; $email = $_REQUEST['email'] ; $message = $_REQUEST['message'] ; mail( "info@glaze0101.com", "Contact Us Message glaze0101", $message, "From: $email" ); header( "Location: /thanks.html" ); ?>


The photos I took of Tony and JD are now up on the roster. --Jim on Fri Oct 27
Looks great, thanks Jim --JD

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I've posted a question and answer over on the Q and A page. -- Jim on Nov 9

Creating Online Forms With AJAX

I have been wanting to learn AJAX because it is the latest "Internet fad." I am trying to create easy to use forms that can be forwarded to various departments. What I am noticing is that you need a database like MySQL already installed on your server. I am also finding that it AJAX requires some server-side language like PHP.
What are the best options for creating online forms?
Selena -- Nov. 15

Jim says ...

Hi Selena.
AJAX is a description of what's happening with the the client-side programming, not what's happening on the server. The AJAX paradigm is that the client's JavaScript makes an HTTP request on its own for more data. How the server gets that data - as a static .txt page, or through a CGI script that pulls it out of a file, or from a PHP script that pulls it from a SQL database - is all up to you.
How forms work is a different question. JavaScript cannot modify databases, save information to a file, or send email - for that you need a server side script using .cgi or .php or whatever.
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