Action address in HTML forms
nigel.peck at miswebdesign.com
Tue Mar 3 15:44:27 GMT 2009
Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
> When there are some invalid values sent from a form - then the usual
> custom is to redisplay the same form with the appriopriate error
> messages. Thus the form needs to be redisplayed at it's own 'action'
> address. Is it then a reasonable rule when writing a 'high level web
> library/framework' to restrict the forms to always submit to their own
Have you considered the case where the initial form is on a page, and
then submits to a script, which keeps calling itself from there? Maybe
this doesn't apply to your application.
has a search form on it, which points to:
My framework always submits to itself, but it's not for using in
situations such as the one above.
In general, I agree that forms will keep submitting to themselves, and
can't think of any exceptions other than the one mentioned above.
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