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How to detect calling Form submission in ASP

Posted on 2008-10-17
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Hi Experts,

I know I'm going to kick myself on this, but I'm having to switch back to ASP for the first time in ages and can't for the life of me remember how to detect in ASP which file, (HTML), has called another script, (ASP), with a form post.

The story is that there are a bunch of HTML forms in different directories and with different file names that all submit a form to the same capture_enquiry.asp script in the root of the site.  I'd like to be able to tell, in the capture_enquiry.asp script, which form/path+filename has been submitted in each instance and act accordingly depending on which form has been submitted.

I know I could do this by changing the form name in each of the HTML pages but that would mean modifying every one of the forms and there are about 30 of them so I'd rather just be able to detect the form submitted if possible?

Many thanks,
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Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_REFERER") should do the trick. It should provide the full URL of the page submitting the request so you may have to parse out the exact page. Tested using a form GET - not sure about a POST but I wouldn't assume any difference.
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However using HTTP_REFERER isn't 100% reliable -- there are some browsers and versions that don't pass it along ( http://tinyurl.com/652npo ).

Unfortunately, the most reliable way to do it would probably be to add a hidden variable, unique to each form, to the form.  
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Thanks experts.  Although the tinyurl link didn't work I have looked into it and seen that it does indeed seem that it isn't totally reliable.  But it does work for us here, so both answers are valid and useful.  Thanks very much.
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