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Re: 4.0 Spec critique of forms discussion

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 17:43:29 -0500
Message-ID: <3A491F11.E5CDBFD6@w3.org>
To: Russell Hires <rhires@earthlink.net>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Russell Hires wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I'm attempting to learn HTML and the various incarnations of it (scripting,
> etc.) and I'm stuck on the "Forms" discussion, about the difference between
> 'get' vs 'post' vs 'submit'. It isn't very useful to define something using
> the same word that you are defining. 'Get' gets the info, 'submit' submits
> it. This is not at all helpful. What does "submit" do? How do you contrast
> that with "post"? And how is that different from "get"? I don't know after
> reading the 4.0 draft.

You might find some additional information in the HTML 2.0
specification [1], section 8.2.

 - Ian

[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1866.txt

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