Flasher Archive

[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Previous in Thread] [Next in Thread]


Subject: RE: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI script
From: Damian Morton
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 17:22:27 GMT

network monitoring tools are also sometimes called "packet sniffers"

a quick search on "packet sniffer macintosh" turns up EtherPeek from
http://www.aggroup.com/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Bob
> Shuster
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 8:01 AM
> To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: RE: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI script
>
>
> Thanks - this is a good tip. Now I just need to find a similar
> application for Macintosh. Anyone? - Bob Shuster
>
> >Here's a tip thats useful for debugging the sending/receiving of
> variables
> >from flash to a CGI or somesuch:
> >
> > Get a network monitoring tool
> > -----------------------------
> >
> >
> >It much easier to write this stuff if you can actually see whats being
> >passed back and forth between the server and the flash applet.
> >
> >
> >SpyNet is the one I use, and it can be had from
> >http://members.xoom.com/Laurentiu2/index.htm
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf
> Of Bob Shuster
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 7:13 PM
> > > To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> > > Subject: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI script
> > >
> > >
> > > I've racked my brain and I just can't seem to get this working. I've
> > > got most of the Flash 4 books available (and have gone through them.)
> > > I've hit the official Flash documentation as well as Macr.'s Flash
> > > site. I've hit most of the other sites (FlashBible, etc.)
> > >
> > > That being said - I'm trying to get a simple form working, and I
> > > think I'm simply doing something basically wrong. My server is set
> > > up for CGI - I even have an HTML form setup and working to duplicate
> > > what I want to do in Flash.
> > >
> > > Here's the problem. I'm using the following scripting to send data
> > > (well, that's what I'm *trying* to do) to a Perl script on my server.
> > > The form seems to work - if I don't enter data in one of the required
> > > fields, it goes to the error routine. But when I press "Submit" (and
> > > have data entered in the correct places) - the movie goes to the
> > > "Confirm" section, but my browser just sits there saying "contacting
> > > host". No email is ever sent. I think I'm missing something here.
> > >
> > > Can anyone point me in the right direction? This has got to be a
> > > pretty common thing in Flash - a feedback form - what am I doing
> > > wrong?!?
> > >
> > > <<<<<<<<<<<<<script>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > > On (Release)
> > > Comment: Make sure the user filled in all the required fields.
> > > If (name ne "" and email ne "" and comments ne "")
> > > Comment: Check to make sure the email address
> includes and @.
> > > Set Variable: "i" = "0"
> > > Set Variable: "validmail" = 0
> > > Loop While (i <= Length(email))
> > > If (Substring (email, i, 1) eq "@")
> > > Set Variable: "validmail" = 1
> > > End If
> > > Set Variable: "i" = i + 1
> > > End Loop
> > > Comment: If there's no @ in the email go to the
> error page.
> > > If (validmail = 0)
> > > Go to and Stop ("error")
> > > Else
> > > Load Variables ("/cgi-bin/formmail.pl",
> 0, vars=POST)
> > > Comment: Go to the confirmation frame.
> > > Go to and Stop ("confirm")
> > > End If
> > > Else
> > > Comment: if the user left required fields blank, show
> > > them an error message.
> > > Go to and Stop ("error")
> > > End If
> > > End On
> > > <<<<<<<end script>>>>>>>>
> > >
> > > Elsewhere at the same level I have set some hidden variables (i.e.
> > > recipient, sort order, and subject) that should also be sent to the
> > > script. I've spent way too much time on this already! Thanks -
> > > Bob Shuster
>
>
>
> [ Hot Apple Spider Design - graphic & website design/consulting ]
> [ email: BobatHotAppleSpider [dot] com phone: 215-402-0751 ]
> [ All work proudly done on Macintosh computers! ]
> [ website: http://www.HotAppleSpider.com/ ]
>
> flasher is generously supported by...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> flashforward2000 and The Flash Film Festival
> "The World’s Premier Flash Solutions Conference and Expo"
> March 27-29, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, California
>
> -Register before Feb 25 and save $200!!-- www.flashforward2000.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> To unsubscribe or change your list settings go to
> http://www.chinwag.com/flasher or email helpatchinwag [dot] com
>


flasher is generously supported by...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
flashforward2000 and The Flash Film Festival
"The World’s Premier Flash Solutions Conference and Expo"
March 27-29, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, California

-Register before Feb 25 and save $200!!-- www.flashforward2000.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To unsubscribe or change your list settings go to
http://www.chinwag.com/flasher or email helpatchinwag [dot] com


Replies
  RE: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI sc, Bob Shuster

[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Next in Thread] [Previous in Thread]