Re: Opening a page & submitting a form at same time, Lo-tech style

by Complex <complex_hwg(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 4 Dec 2001 10:40:16 -0800 (PST)
 To:  HWG Techniques <hwg-techniques(at)>
 In-Reply-To:  yahoo
  todo: View Thread, Original
I've taken the following sentence out of context, but for good reason.
KF&O referred to something new to me, and I wanted to learn about it.

--- Kukla Fran and Ollie <weblists2001(at)> wrote:

>The actual form action is just to send you to the destination page, 
>and nothing else.


Oh?  I've always used the form's action attribute to point to the
form-processing CGI:

< form action="myCGI.cgi" method="post">
blah blah blah
< /form>

...and in its simplest form, I'd let the CGI send the user to the
destination page:

(PERL)print "Location:\n\n";

(Yeah yeah yeah, forget my original question, it's irrelevent.) I never
heard of putting a normal page address there until I got the responses
to my original question.

So, finally, my question: how do you do your forms, KF&O? If you use
the action to send the user to the destination, how does the form know
where the CGI is?  And can you give me an example URL, please?


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