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What are the differences between standard forms described in section 1 of Template.html and multi-item forms described in section 2 of Template.html?
Standard forms allow you to do powerful things. You can use pull-down (SELECT) menus in your forms with options that may change the price of the item according to what you select. Each standard form will have it's own button (or graphic button) with it.
Now multi-item forms allow you to place many products into your basket with just one button click. Numerous products can be listed in a multi-item form, each with a check box. Then there is just one submit button at the bottom of the form for all the items. Only the items selected will be placed into the basket. However, multi-item forms cannot have powerful pull-down menus like the standard forms can.
Tips on using standard forms:
Always follow the examples in section 1 of Template.html. Copy and paste the example form and change the ACTION URL to the URL of where your cart.pl script is hosted. Change the VALUEs to describe your products. Don't make a large complicated form without testing it as you go. Always test your forms as you build them so you can see if you are putting something in it that wont work with HTML.
Tips on using multi-item forms:
Always follow the examples in section 2 of Template.html. Copy and paste the example form and change the ACTION URL to the URL of where your cart.pl script is hosted. Change the VALUEs to describe your products. This Tag needs to be in all multi-item forms:
<INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="name" VALUE="multi-items">
The values inside the quotes are case sensitive.
If you have more than 20 items in a multi-item form and items 21 and higher never seem to make it to the cart, then see Personal Variable #1 in the ReadMe. Set PV#1 higher.
By reading the instructions carefully in section 1 and 2 of the Template.html file, and testing your HTML forms as you build them, you can save yourself many headaches.
You can get a copy of Template.html in the ReadMe package here:
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