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.
Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
> From: Geoff Thompson[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> 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