Support » Plugin: Fast Secure Contact Form » 404 errors on submit (intermittent)

  • Resolved jrwmacdonald2


    I’ve actually solved this problem but wanted to add it here incase anyone else encounters the same thing and could use the solution. Also, I suspect that there is something the developers could do to correct this issue in future updates.

    I was getting 404 errors on the submission of a form (though only intermittently). The problem turned out to be that I had labelled a field asking for the name of an emergency contact “name.” It turns out that having the name value of a field as name=”name” will cause 404 errors.

    This would be a bad idea, for example:
    <input style="text-align:left; margin:0;" type="text" id="fscf_email5" name="name" value="" />

    The reason for the intermittent error was because the field was not required and not everyone was filling it out.

    Discovering this issue took some time so I hope someone else will benefit from this – I’ve no idea why this produces 404 errors so if someone can explain the magic I would certainly be interested.

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  • Whoops – I accidentally added this to the wrong plugin 🙂 – was supposed to be added to the Fast Secure Contact form plugin. I see no way to delete this thread. sorry.

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