Re: Method for A?

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:03:57 PST


In-Reply-To: <970925171810.ZM4827@triton.draper.com>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:03:57 PST
Message-ID: <19970925.757C760.DEFC@contessa.phone.net>
Subject: Re: Method for A?

> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 17:18:10 -0400
> From: "Kevin J. Dyer" <kdyer@draper.com>
> 
> On Sep 25,  2:45pm, MegaZone wrote:
> > I have never seen any need for POST on A.  POST is only needed when
> > sending volumes of data to a server, which only results from FORM
> > submissions.  I have never in 5 years of working on the web seen any
> > need for POST associated with A.
> 
> In addition to the ugly nature of the A pathing, we still have alot of
> of people passing passwords and DB pointers as get variables that
> are then visible to anyone on the target system or available via an "R"
> utility or two

The test implementation does this better than it did without it. The
POST data is lifted off the URL, and doesn't show up in the URL
display at the top of the page.

	<mike