In the Method pop-up menu, select the method that will transmit the form data to the server.
POST embeds the form data in the HTTP request.
GET appends the value to the URL requesting the page.
Default uses the browsers default setting to send the form data to the server. Typically the default is the
Do not use the
GET method to send long forms. URLs are limited to 8192 characters. If the amount of data sent is too large, data will be truncated, leading to unexpected or failed processing results.
Dynamic pages generated by parameters passed by the
GET method can be bookmarked because all the values needed to regenerate the page are contained in the URL displayed in the browsers Address box. In contrast, dynamic pages generated by parameters passed by the
POST method cannot be bookmarked.
If you collect confidential user names and passwords, credit card numbers, or other confidential information, the
If desired, use the Target pop-up menu to specify the window in which to display the data returned by the invoked program.
POST method may appear more secure than the
GET method. However, the information sent by the
POST method is not encrypted and can easily be retrieved by a hacker. To ensure security, use a secure connection to a secure server.
If the named window is not already open, a new window with that name opens. The target values are as follows:
_blank opens the destination document in a new unnamed window.
_parent opens the destination document in the parent window of the one displaying the current document.
_self opens the destination document in the same window as the one in which the form was submitted.
_top opens the destination document in the body of the current window. This value can be used to ensure that the destination document takes over the full window even if the original document was displayed in a frame.