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509 Points

why did it not work


email:<br> <input type="text" id="email" name="email" value="empty">

<script> function myFunction1() { var input = document.getElementById('email'); email = input.value;

    window.open("mailto:" + email + "?subject=" + subject);

</script> </html>

2 Answers

David Perkins
David Perkins
9,607 Points

Hey man!

Firstly, there wasn't a way for the function to actually be fired so i added a submit trigger. I also added the subject input so that it would fill the declared variable. You also don't need the 'value' element within the input so i swapped that out for a placeholder instead.

This should now work and give you some food for thought if you want to expand it or tweak it to trigger with a different event or integrate it into some other purpose.

I hope this helps though... let me know how you get on ??

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <form id="emailForm">
            <p>Email:<br> <input type="text" id="email" name="email" placeholder="Email Address" /></p>
            <p>Subject:<br> <input type="text" id="subject" name="subject" placeholder="Subject" /></p>
            <p><button type="submit">Send Email</button>

        // Call the function on submit of the form
        document.getElementById("emailForm").onsubmit = function() { myFunction1() };

        // Declare the function
        function myFunction1() {
            // Get email input value
            var email = document.getElementById('email').value;

            // Get subject input value
            var subject = document.getElementById('subject').value;

            // Create mailto window
        window.open("mailto:" + email + "?subject=" + subject);
Tojo Alex
Tojo Alex
Courses Plus Student 13,331 Points

Next time you should post this in the html section of the forums though at least you have a great answer ✔✌.