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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 Dec 1999 22:22:16 -0700
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>O'Reilly's "HTML: The Definitive Guide" on page 326,
>section 10.2.4.1 "POST or GET?" we have the following
>tradeoffs:

  From "Instant HTML Programmer's Reference"

"POST is the preferred method and should be used ...  unless you
have a compelling reason..."

"Some firewalls are configured to intercept and destroy the data
stream ..."  for a POST, so you have to use GET.

(GET) "...  has the disadvantage of being limited in length
since the data is assigned to an environment variable on the
server."

(GET) "This has the advantage of allowing the form results to be
bookmarked..."  "...  the form data (as it is a URL) is often
stored in the server logs for anyone to find."

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