Thread Links Date Links
Thread Prev Thread Next Thread Index Date Prev Date Next Date Index

RE: E-Mail Registration Process

Geoff,  We already provide that function in the meeting info under 
email pre-registration.  Anyone can copy and paste the ASCII plain 
text into an email message and then fill it in.  Unfortunately almost 
everyone does it a slightly different way so the results are very 
inconsistent, especially when you factor in the email Line-Wrapping 
factors and the additional variable quoting mechanisms.  

I think Roger and Howard are correct that a web-based form which 
formats & sends a "standard' email message which can be auto-
imported to a database is a far superior solution.  If we also had 
some data format checking capability as well we'd be really OK.  

But since the hardest part is running and receipting the credit card 
transactions (and dealing with the ones that fail), we're still way 
ahead if we can get a professionally hosted e-commerce site to 
collect, verify and deposit all our registration transactions.  

Importing the resultant  data from them is trivial by comparison.  

Thanx,  Buzz
Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing SSG
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98124-2207
ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
> ----------
> From: 	Geoff Thompson[]
> Sent: 	Sunday, October 08, 2000 8:24 AM
> To: 	Rigsbee, Everett O
> Cc: 	802 Exec; 802 @F2F Dawn S; 802 @F2F Darcel Moro
> Subject: 	RE: E-Mail Registration Process
> See below
> At 01:14 PM 10/6/00 -0700, Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:
> >Bob,  We always provide the meeting information to Howard Frazier
> >(who does the actual posting) in MS Word format.  Howard seems to
> >have a major dislike for all things Microsoft, so he always converts
> >the document to PDF before posting.  We have asked (more than
> >once) that BOTH versions be posted for exactly the reasons which
> >you have mentioned, but you can see the result.   Perhaps an SEC
> >motion to that effect is in order?   But HTML format is generally a
> >problem because of all the differences the type-of-browser-used
> >introduces making several of our forms unreadable or unprintable.
> >I would think that MS Word & PDF versions would be sufficient.
> I would prefer ASCII myself
> Then it would just go into the body of a mail message
> Geoff