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recoverymaps period com

contact us and login
is php form

but I do not see where the form is posting.
How can form have no posting page

and how is this website coded
I see php and jquery
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If a form has no ACTION attribute then it submits to itself.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Please clarify...

Is this what you're asking about?
http://www.recoverymaps.com/
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yes that is the website.
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It looks like the site uses jQuery and AJAX to load its data.  Have you tried contacting the authors about how it is built?  I'm not convinced guessing is going to be as fruitful as direct inquiry.
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The form on the Contact page uses javascript to check and submit the form.  If you look at "GoEditVaildate()", you can see that.  As Gary said, since there is no 'action' attribute, it will submit to itself.  This site will tell you more about what is used:  http://builtwith.com/recoverymaps.com
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Hey, Dave: builtwith.com is pretty cool!  I just tried it on a few sites and it's really got a lot of accuracy.  Glad you shared that.

Just a sidebar note, while the "submit to itself" principle is true as long as only HTML is involved, I believe it's possible for JavaScript to change the contents of the action= attribute.  In the case of recoverymaps, the action= target appears to change to this upon submit (adding the URL parameter):

http://www.recoverymaps.com/contactus.html?pro_msg=asucc
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the action= target appears to change to this upon submit (adding the URL parameter):

http://www.recoverymaps.com/contactus.html?pro_msg=asucc

No it doesn't, it submits to itself end of story
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I think I got http://builtwith.com/ from Gary.  And Gary is right, that is the same URL, they query string doesn't change that.  And they are running '*.html' pages thru the PHP interpreter.
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I think I got http://builtwith.com/ from Gary.
;o)
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jquery ajax, builtwith, form submits to itself

thanks
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