You can use the send_me CGI program to
redirect users from your page to any internet host. This
would most often be used to create a pull-down navigation
may have many uses. For example, if you include the
following HTML code in your page:
<form action="/cgi-bin/send_me" method="post">
<option value="http://www.umich.edu/~umweb/how-to/cgi-scripts/" />
UM CGI Programs
<option value="http://www.umich.edu/~umweb/" />
UM Webmaster Team
<option value="http://www.umich.edu/" />
<input type="submit" value="GO" align=top />
You will see the following. Experiment to see what happens:
The three fields that send_me recognizes as settings are:
- URL - The URL to which a successful request is directed. If this is left blank, then the user is taken to a help screen.
- fieldname - Allows you to specify a fieldname (other than "URL" to hold the URL to which a successful request is directed.
- HELP_URL - Allows you to specify the page to be used as a help screen in case the send_me request fails. For example, this could be a page which simply says "you must select something from the menu to continue."