Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Welcome to the Monastery

Re: Get vs. POST in

by LazerRed (Pilgrim)
on Sep 22, 2003 at 20:29 UTC ( #293271=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Get vs. POST in

Along with the many good CGI links in the Tutorials section, I recommend picking up a copy of CGI Programming with Perl. I just picked up a copy, and though I'm only through chapter 4, I'd say it was money well spent already :-) Personally, I prefer paper media over electronic for study... For me it's just more comfortable.

As for your question, (as was pointed out above)...

GET is the standard method for retrieving a doc via HTTP. GET requests are intended to only retrieve resources and should not have side effects.

POST is used with HTML forms to submit information that may alter data stored on the server.

The above is highly condensed from chapter 2 of the above book.


Whip me, Beat me, Make me use Y-ModemG.

Comment on Re: Get vs. POST in
Download Code

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://293271]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (17)
As of 2015-07-28 14:35 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...

    Results (256 votes), past polls