Basic difference between a browser access and a form access
Posted on 2010-09-20
When you drop a URL into a browser, the browser delivers the page to your screen. Or the selected page could do a redirect and then you'd get a different page on your screen. In either case, your connected to the page. But if you submit a form, you send off some variables to some Action page, and you're never connected to that page. It all happens out of view, under the table. If the Action page did a response.write() , for example, you wouldn't see it. Yet both the browser access and the form access use a normal HTTP GET or POST to the target page. So what exactly is the fundamental difference between these accesses?
Thanks for any thoughts.