Re: GET vs POST

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Subject: Re: GET vs POST
Posted by:  Fred Serry (geen.ma…@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003

"Christopher Benson-Manica" schreef...

> 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?

Hi,

This may be a good starting point:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#submit-format

Some practical things:

A GET can be bookmarked, while a POST can usually not.
Form data from a GET is easely recovered from history, thus not usable for
things like passwords.

Fred

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GET vs POST posted by Christopher Benson-Manica on Wed, 5 Nov 2003