[FX.php List] Disallowing access thru modifying url?

Joel Shapiro jsfmp at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 26 12:32:37 MDT 2006

Great.  Thanks, Derrick.


On Apr 26, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Derrick Fogle wrote:

> Correct. If you can see the name=value pairs in the URL, that's a  
> GET method of transmitting data to the server. GET is limited to  
> some arbitrary length - usually 256 or 1024 characters - in the URL  
> string. Forms don't have strict length limits, just practical ones  
> (try posting multi-megabytes to the server and enjoy the timeouts).  
> Forms can also use the GET method, but why?
> <form name="blah" id="blah" action="page.php" method="POST"> is the  
> standard use for forms.
> You can also combine them by putting "page.php? 
> name=value&name2=value2" in the form action.
> On Apr 26, 2006, at 12:25 PM, Joel Shapiro wrote:
>> You all mention using GET requests (or "params" [short for  
>> 'parameters'?]).  I don't explicitly use "GET" anywhere.  Is GET  
>> just the term/concept for whenever the submission is contained in  
>> a URL -- as opposed to within a Form, where the submission  
>> criteria are not shown in the URL?
> Derrick Fogle
> derrick at fogles.net
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