ASP.NET - what was the previous page (referrer)?
Posted on 2004-04-08
I have an ecommerce app in ASP.NET which goes off to a secure site to take credit card details. The secure site sends the user back to one of my pages if the details are entered successfully, and that page converts the shopping cart into a firm order.
I don't want anyone simply entering the URL of that page, as it would try to create the order without the user first having supplied card details. One way would be to detect whether the previous page was the secure site or not. It if it was, I proceed, if not, I redirect them to the checkout page or an error page.
Is this a good approach? How do I do it?