RE: updated findings on whenToUseGet

> "In that case, the form uses POST, since
> * the document to be validated might be confidential; any link to the
> results of validating it would divulge its contents"

This is a good example, but the issue is broader. For example,
one security problem people had early on was with sites
that used a GET-based form for logging in -- the user name
and password would become part of the URL, and would appear
in plain-text in the proxy logs. It's not the "result" that's
private, it's the access information itself.


Received on Monday, 20 May 2002 10:25:14 UTC