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Very Newbee Question - Saving HTML to text

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New User

Jan 3, 2005, 10:32 AM

Post #1 of 4 (1845 views)
Very Newbee Question - Saving HTML to text Can't Post

I apologize for how basic this question is.

Could someone please send me a short list of the steps I need to perform to use the editor_gethtml function to gather up the HTML and save it to a text (.html) file on my server? I would like to use a Perl CGI script on the server side. Just need some help to get me started in the right direction. I have successfully set up HTMLArea on my site and could use help in getting started on the next steps (I know that somehow I have to call the Perl Script from HTML - how do I do that? Any samples of a perl script that will do this would be awesome.) I am integrating this with my church website to allow the office folks to do some simple content management.

Any help - even pointing me to other resources - is greatly appreciated.

Larry Unsure

New User

Jan 3, 2005, 8:16 PM

Post #2 of 4 (1806 views)
Re: [LarryN] Very Newbee Question - Saving HTML to text [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile OK - I figured out how to save the form. I just set up a cgi script to pull from my form.

Can someone tell me? Is there an easy way to pre-load the editor with this same html file from the server. I don't want to make my users type from scratch each time they make a change.

Please help if you can. Thanks!

New User

Jan 6, 2005, 7:06 AM

Post #3 of 4 (1767 views)
Re: [LarryN] Very Newbee Question - Saving HTML to text [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful response and help to the new guy. I have implemented a form submit to a flat html file via a perl cgi script and have put in iframe tags to dynamically load the saved html to my web page. I have installed Luis' version of the editor and IT IS AWESOME!


New User

Jan 7, 2005, 4:48 AM

Post #4 of 4 (1745 views)
Re: [LarryN] Very Newbee Question - Saving HTML to text [In reply to] Can't Post

This really is a total newbee question:

I am looking at upgrading my current static site to PHP, using an admin panel for the page editing. Does htmlArea replace the standard text fields in a FORM field? This would seem to make sense, but the instructions are unclear as to what the htmlArea outputs to. Could I use htmlArea on my admin panel for formatting, and producing an html output through the FORM (POST/GET) function to modify fields in my database?


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