# [pdftex] pdfTex-form, submit-button

twma twma at maths.uwa.edu.au
Fri Nov 17 08:12:17 CET 2006

Dear Ross, I found it out myself that it is a local installation problem of
my browsers AFTER I carried out your instructions. This case is resolved
successfully and is closed. Thank you again. twma

> Dear Ross, I am sorry I did not catch your message at the lower part of your
> email with SquirrelMail but picked it up later from Mac-Mail. You message
> DID help a lot.
>
> Following your instructions: i.e. remove the double quotes.
> The submit-button works well. It sends out the plain-text to IE
>
> Has been called.</body></html>
>
> Do you think that this is a local installation problem?
> ===================
>
> Following your instructions again: i.e. to make it relative.
> \begin{Form}[method=POST, encoding=html, action=Act.php]
>
> I get an error message:
>     Error opening URL to submit this form.
>
> Is it also likely a local installation problem?
>
> Thank you in advance. twma
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>> On 17/11/2006, at 2:55 PM, twma wrote:
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>>> Dear Friends,
>>>
>>> The index.php is linked to formTest.pdf
>>> It successfully opens formTest.pdf created by pdfTex
>>>
>>> When I click the submit button in formTest.pdf in order to activate
>>> Act.php,
>>>
>>> I get an error message:
>>>    You need to be running inside a web browser in order to submit
>>> this form
>>
>> That could well be true.
>> What PDF browser are you using?
>> It may not be web-enabled.
>>
>>
>>> \begin{Form}[method=POST, encoding=html,
>>> action="http://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/\string~twma/friends/testing/
>>> Act.php"]
>>
>> Remove those "  characters.
>> They are not needed, and are quite wrong.
>> When I try your example, at your site via a web-browser, I get:
>>
>> The requested URL
>>    /~twma/friends/testing/"http://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/~twma/friends/
>> testing/Act.php"
>>
>> That is, the " makes the URL a relative one, rather than absolute.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Name: \TextField[name=yourName,value={}]{}
>>>
>>> \bigskip
>>>
>>>
>>> \end{Form}\end{document}
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>>
>> 	Ross Moore
>>
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