My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Form post with URL paramters (after question mark)

I had a URL that I wanted to POST with JavaScript so a made a

<form name="doForm" action="" method="post">
</form>
and used JavaScript to set the action and call submit. But Tomcat showed the request as a GET. I found that adding a dummy form input fixed the problem:

<form name="doForm" action="" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="blah" value="blah"/><!-- need at least 1 input or the form uses method="get" even when "post" is specified. -->
</form>

1 comment:

HCCH said...

I think method="post" needs to be in all caps:

method="POST"

but I'm not 100% sure...