View Full Version : passing variables through a link

09-21-2005, 12:08 PM
I have an online form with 2 submit buttons.

Unfortunately the form can only be submitted to 1 place.

I need one button to submit to a _self page
The other to submit to a _blank page.

The only way I can think of doing this is to have one button as a link instead

Can I pass posted variables through a link?



09-21-2005, 12:19 PM
yes, if your form has a method of "get" you can submit as a querystring rather than as posted values. You could then redirect to the appropriate page using asp or php and just pass the whole querystring through to the processing page depending which button was pressed

One option to consider (depending on your target audience) is the use of javascript, you can set a forms action in the onclick event of the form buttons.. eg

function changeAction(newaction){
document.formname.action = newaction;

<form action = "" method = "post">
<input type = "submit" name = "action1" value = "Button 1" onclick="changeAction('action1.php')">
<input type = "submit" name = "action2" value = "Button 2" onclick="changeAction('action2.php')">

09-21-2005, 01:20 PM
Not to keen on javascript. Can it be done with PHP

09-21-2005, 01:52 PM
not client side.
You would have to reload the page to do it with php. You could post everything through the querystring then redirect to the relevant processing page... eg

header("location: page1.php?{$_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']}")
header("location: page2.php?{$_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']}")