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GET or POST method

Monica Smith

Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 5
hi everybody,
anyone in the group please let me know regarding foll.:
if there is an HTML form and I am entering some keywords in the textbox and press SEARCH button, which is considered preferable/efficient: GET or POST or BOTH.
Thanks in advance,
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2591

I am not so sure about efficiency, but rest depends on your requirements - if the search term is small and you'd like to allow your user to bookmark the page, then GET would be a better option.
- Manish
Amy Phillips
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Joined: Apr 02, 2003
Posts: 280
It also depends on security, with the Get method all values are passed through the browsers address bar so things like passwords clearly cannot be passed this way and so use Post which hides them.
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