this fixed it: the server validation on the page is set to validate a form element named Comments which does not exist. the closest i can find is this text area:<textarea name="Any final comments or suggestions?" id="Any final comments or suggestions?" cols="45" rows="5"></textarea>
I renamed this element previously.
So will having the other form elements with bad formats on the naming convention cause any problems. The form functions perfectly with the naming conventions as they are now.
Thank you for your help, I really appreciate your time.