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The Student Activity Server has been renamed to the Penn State Student Organizations Web Service and is under new management. These Web pages are out of date and will be removed in the near future. Please read http://www.clubs.psu.edu/info/ for information about the new service.

CGI and Interactive Webpages

Email Forms

A custom Perl script for processing form submissions has been written by the server administrators and installed on the server. This program allows you to send the results of a form to an email address. The following line should appear at the beginning of your form:

<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="/cgi-bin/wsendmail.pl"> - see notice below

The following fields are required and can either be editable form fields or hidden fields:

Any other form fields will be placed in the body of the email.

Visit a sample page that uses wSendMail.

UPDATE (March 31, 2003): clubs.sa.psu.edu is no longer in service. The wsendmail.pl form now works with the following two changes:




We recommend you also consider using formmail.cgi from Matt Wright's Script Archive. We have this installed in /cgi-bin/formmail.cgi. formmail.cgi is more customizable than wsendmail.pl, and you can read the documentation at http://www.personal.psu.edu/faq/README.formmail.


ActiveState Perl has been installed on the server. You are permitted to write your own Perl scripts. Just email the script to us and we'll review it for security flaws and install it on the server. We have documentation for the version of Perl we have installed, including modules. If you need additional modules installed, just let us know.

Active Server Pages

Active server pages are similar to regular HTML pages that contain scripting, but the the scripts are executed on the server. Check out www.aspdeveloper.net for more information on ASP pages.

Frontpage Extensions

Microsoft Frontpage Extensions are no longer available. They haven't been working for over a year, and we do not have the time or ability to get them working again in a secure manner. If you need help figuring out how to do something that you think you can do with FrontPage Extensions, please email ActivityServer@psu.edu and we'll try to suggest an alternative.

Learn how to upload your web site with Frontpage over FTP.

Last modified Monday, 31-Mar-2003 01:24:09 EST. Student Activity Server Committee

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