Checking for form submission

Posted on 2014-08-25
Last Modified: 2014-09-16
Is there any way I can verify that an HTML form is actually submitted from within the browser?

I am not sure if Firefox and Chrome debugging tools could help.  If so how?
Question by:onaled777
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    by:Russ Suter
    What other way might the form be submitted that you want to check against?

    Is your form submitting using HTTP GET or POST?
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    You can check the referrer - not very reliable
    If this is the same website then set a session on the form page and check the session is the same on the submitted to page.
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    The use and requirement of a CAPTCHA image is the common way to verify it.  If that term is new to you then this site has some articles on the subject ( or the Wikipedia entry is a start (  One article I recommend, even if you won't be using PHP, is .  It was in those search results, written by a great expert, and had good alternatives to typical CAPTCHA.

    Firefox and Chrome debugging tools won't be help to your web page.  It couldn't use them.  If you were thinking of using a visitor's browser that had them to do what you want then you will need to look elsewhere.  If you had some other purpose in mind maybe elaborate but I don't see how they would help, except for your testing and development.

    I hope this helps but let me know if you have a question.

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    If you are looking at a page and you want to see if that page is sending something to the server, the Network tab of the debugger will show you what and when it is sent

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