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URL format and Form method=get (ASP)

I have configured my IIS7 web server to read URI that looks like

media/123/999/

(Read by server as media/?i=123&p=999)

Now the problem is my old ASP pages use form method=get to relay URL variables... so when the user submits the web form the URL goes back to the old format.

What is the best way to use new URL format instead of the old format in the form submit?

Thanks!
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I don't believe you can, that's part of the HTML and HTTP standards.  You would have to rewrite every browser in existence to make that happen.  You may be able to re-write it on the server but every submit form in the world that uses 'get' is going to do that.  The other alternative is to convert the forms to use 'post' which does not show in the URL.
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nap0leon

Put a snippet at the top of each page that detects the presence of URL parameters and, if present, reconstructs the URL the way you want it to appear, then do a redirect to the newly constructed URL.

Didn't say it's elegant or efficient, but it answers the question.
Instead of writing the new URL to the page, you could response.redirect the user.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
	<title>Q_28136318.asp</title>
</head>

<body>
<%
Dim newURL
If len(Request.QueryString) > 0 Then
	i = Request.QueryString("i")
	p = Request.QueryString("p")
	SSL = Request.Servervariables("HTTPS")
	If SSL="ON" Then
		newURL = "https://"
	Else
		newURL = "http://"
	End If
	newURL = newURL & Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME") & "" & Request.Servervariables("URL") & "/" & i & "/" & p
End If
%>

<%=newURL%>
</body>
</html>

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It all really depends on how you have your forms set up.
The <form method="post" action="?Type=Site&amp;id=1">

Just tested it, and it works as expected.

Or am I missing something here?

Carrzkiss
I think he wants his forms that use GET to have 'pretty URLs' like he shows above instead of the details that are normally shown.  He wants his form submit URL to look pretty like "media/123/999/" instead of "media/?i=123&p=999".  While he has made the server read the short form, I do not think you can make a form send the short form using the variables in the form.
OK, thanks for clearing that up Dave..
Yea, I do not have any idea on how to do that.

Good Luck  intoxicated_curveball
Carrzkiss
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