View Full Version : post , get method in form

08-12-2005, 12:52 AM
hi all
I'm confused what's the differnce between get method and post method in <form> tag , when to use which one ?

08-12-2005, 01:04 AM
Get method puts all your forms contents through the url. The post method sends the information 'invisably'. You can send more information through a form via post. All info sent through get will be stored in the users internet history, so never send any sensitive information via get

08-12-2005, 01:13 AM
POST is used only when sending information to the server. You should never return information from a POST request. It is to update information on the server.

GET on the other hand is only for requesting a resource (document). For instance altering the current view.

08-12-2005, 03:17 PM
ALSO, POST can send Multimedia unprintable chars.

GET is limited to 256chars on older browsers.

Sometimes GET is so simple though, it makes it perfect. You don't need a form to utilize GET.

08-13-2005, 08:39 PM
Well I want to be exact:

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.3 for GET
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.5 for POST

:rolleyes: Kind of confusing isn't it.

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