November 14th, 2003, 11:56 AM
problem linking to .cfm file that contains mail script
I do not know cold fusion at all. And I have
struggled and have come up with nothing. All
I needed to do was edit the form on the page
and of course the mail script.
I saved it and uploaded. When I click on the
link to go to the email page. My browser wants
to download the file!(Unless I completely remove
the mail script at the top, which defeats the purpose).
You can see what I mean by going to
Click on "sign up for newsletter".
I tried opening it in a blank window and quickly
stopping the page load. When I hard refresh..I get
the page's script..inlcuding the Cold Fusion script
not just the HTML ??!!!
Below is what was originally provided to me.
I did move the include file "header.cfm" into the
<body> because it is a image banner and put the
style.cfm ( a css style) include to the <head> tag.
Can somebody tell me what I might be doing wrong??
I hope I provided enough info, let me know if not.
Thanks so much in advance.
<cfif #rdoSubscribe# is "subscribe">
<cfmail to="firstname.lastname@example.org" from="#emailaddress#" subject="subscribe newsletter
subscribe newsletter #emailaddress#
<cfset tMSG = "#emailaddress# has been added to the Newsletter Mailing List">
<cfmail to="email@example.com" from="#emailaddress#" subject="unsubscribe newsletter #emailaddress#">
unsubscribe newsletter #emailaddress#
<cfset tMSG = "#emailaddress# has been removed from the Newsletter Mailing List">
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<title>Input your Email for timely updates of Networking Events</title>
and so on and so forth.....
November 14th, 2003, 12:31 PM
What version of CF are you using?
If you remove the mail tags from the code does it still fail?
November 14th, 2003, 12:36 PM
Thanks for your reply kiteless,
I have no idea what version. How to you test that?
If I completely remove the Mail script from the top and start the page with the Doctype line. It will display.
November 14th, 2003, 12:40 PM
Do you think it may be the server I am temporarily testing the page on???
November 17th, 2003, 09:18 AM
You can look in the ColdFusion Administrator. Or you can output the variables:
November 17th, 2003, 09:20 AM
Honestly I'm not sure. The only time I've seen this happen is if the ColdFusion Server is not properly configured to serve up .cfm pages. But as far as I can tell, other CF pages work on the server. Is more than one server being used?
November 19th, 2003, 07:17 PM
That's likely definitely the problem, either that the server doesn't support ColdFusion at all or it's improperly configured. CF support is rare on most web hosts so it's doubtful it'll work on just "any old server"