[Zope] Form-Through-Script

Tom Von Lahndorff tom at modscape.com
Mon Aug 13 16:15:14 EDT 2007

On Aug 13, 2007, at 3:55 PM, Andreas Jung wrote:

> --On 13. August 2007 15:39:40 -0400 tonylabarbara at aol.com wrote:
>> Hi;
>> I have a form that I need to send to a script and then send off to  
>> a URL
>> (PayPal). I need to process it through the script to renumber  
>> things for
>> PP. How do I do this? I imagine I add an element to the PT like so:
>> <form action="renumberTheCart(here/CheckOutAfterEditStuff)"  
>> method="post">
>> but I need to pass a parameter "doc", which, of course, is the  
>> document
>> I'm submitting. So I tried this:
>> <form action="renumberTheCart(here/CheckOutAfterEditStuff)"  
>> method="post">
>> <p metal:use-macro="here/CheckOutAfterEditStuff/macros/main" />
> You might check out the basics about HTML forms first. The 'action'  
> parameter is an URL and *not* some Python-like function call. You  
> specify the destination URL inside the action attribute and pass  
> the parameters as *hidden* form parameters to the URL - either  
> using method GET or POST.
> You'll find more on forms in any HTML tutorial. Start from here:
> <http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp>

If you're uploading a file you'll want to also add enctype="multipart/ 
form-data" to the form tag. I usually add it by default.

"The content type "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" is inefficient  
for sending large quantities of binary data or text containing non- 
ASCII characters. The content type "multipart/form-data" should be  
used for submitting forms that contain files, non-ASCII data, and  
binary data."

> -aj
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