How do I debug FormMail?

Thus article details how to debug FormMail.

This example demonstrates the debug attribute, in case FormMail is not doing what you think it should. Try a demo.

Form

<html>
<head><title>Just testing</title></head>
<body>
<form method="post" action="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/formmail/FormMail/depts/accc/webpub/formmail/example-5.txt">
<h1>Example of FormMail 3.0</h1>
This is identical to example3, except that the config file
uses the <code><b>debug</b></code> option.  Therefore no mail
will be sent, and the html response will be more useful for
debugging, rather than for users.
<hr>
<p>
My email address is: 
<input type="text" name="email" >
<p>
FormMail 2.0 is such an improvement over 1.0 that:<br>
<input type=radio name="radbut" value="socks">
My socks were knocked off!<br>
<input type=radio name="radbut" value="chair">
I fell of my chair.<br>
<input type=radio name="radbut" value="big deal">
What's the big deal? Just use postcards. <br>
Free-form comments, if you like;
<textarea name=comments rows=5 cols=60>
</textarea>
<hr>
<input type="submit" value="Submit your comments">
</form>
</body>
</html>

Configuration file

 

<!DOCTYPE form SYSTEM 'FormMail-3.0.dtd'>

 <!-- note the "debug" attribute.
      Otherwise this is identical to example3.
   -->

<form debug name="example5" >

 <!-- I really want your email address -->

<validate name="email" public="Your email address"  vtype="email">
  
 <!-- Mail will indeed be sent.  Note that I capture your email address
     above and put it in the Reply-to field, so I can easily reply
     to notes sent to me from this form.
  -->

<mail name="mail1" >
  <to>bobg@uic.edu
  <reply-to>$email
  <subject> FormMail 2.0 comments
  <body>
    $fm_date
   Radio button is: $radbut

   Comments were:  $comments
</mail>


 <!-- Here's the html response header 
      Note that the full html page is generated, including
      the <html>...</html> tags 
  -->

<response name="r0" >
<![CDATA[
<html><head><title>Test</title></head><body>
<h1> Thank You for Submitting your Comments</h1>

<P> I hope I find them useful. :-)
<p>
   -Bob
</body></html>
]]>
</response>

</form>