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How to save HTML form?

Hi,

I put almost ten pages long HTML form on our server. It sends filled
data into DB. Filling takes almost one hour and users complain that
they cannot save the partly filled form and continue filling later.
Simply all form has to be filled at once.

What are ways for saving partly filled HTML forms on user's comp and
use it later for completion of filling?
Martin
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Martin Mrazek wrote:

I put almost ten pages long HTML form on our server. It sends filled
data into DB. Filling takes almost one hour and users complain that
they cannot save the partly filled form and continue filling later.
Simply all form has to be filled at once. What are ways for saving partly filled HTML forms on user's comp and
use it later for completion of filling?


On the user's computer, in normal security conditions, you can but use
cookies - and that's not adapted to big volumes. With extended security
(like on an intranet or using signed scripts), you could probably create
some filesystem management tool, enabling ActiveX with IE.

Anyway, I'm afraid this is more a conception issue that should be solved
server-side. FWIW, I don't know your environment/requirements, but ISTM
that you could allow temporary storage on your DB, with
login/password/user_state to update the information - business logic
would then depend on user_state.
Regards,
Yep.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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