GET vs POST

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Subject: GET vs POST
Posted by:  Christopher Benson-Manica (ataru@nospam.cyberspace.org)
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003

I'm still quite unclear as to what exactly the difference between METHOD=GET
and METHOD=POST is for forms, even after looking in several books an on the
web.  I'd appreciate any clarifications you could give me.

I'm in a situation where I'd like to pass the elements of a Javascript date
separately (year, month, date, hour, minute, second) to a CGI.  If I were to
store these values in a hidden form and at some point submit that form, would
I want the method for that form to be GET or POST?

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Christopher Benson-Manica  | I *should* know what I'm talking about - if I
ataru(at)cyberspace.org    | don't, I need to know.  Flames welcome.

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