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PIC 40A Lecture 26: PHP Form Handling
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How does a browser communicate with a program on a server? Answer: By submitting an HTTP request to the server (possibly via an XHTML form). The HTTP request specifies URI of a resource on the server eg the URL of a PHP script (possibly with encoded arguments). Such a request is made by a certain method. Each HTTP request method is different .
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The HTTP Request Methods •H E A D – requests document information (a server's response header) without actually fetching the document •G E T –Mos t common – For simple document requests and small forms submission •P O S T
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HTTP method GET • browsers can pass parameters to a server script by attaching a query string to the URL of the script • a form can send data this way, but you do not need a form to use this method. • the URL of the script combined with the query string make up the request URI which identifies a data resource on the server
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Query Strings URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) can encode – information submitted by a form – database queries (requests for information) in the form of query strings . Example of a
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