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Sending Data: The Difference Between GET and POST

August 11th, 2012 Leave a comment
Sending Data: The Difference Between GET and POST

In HTML we can send data using two different methods in a form: GET or POST. How do you know which one to use? Unfortunately, new developers can often misuse GET and POST since they can both be used for the same ends, but with different results and sometimes unexpected outcomes. In this article, I will discuss the fundamental differences between GET and POST, when to use them and best practices when using them to send data. Defining GET For the basic user, GET is form data transferred in the URL as name/value pairs. When looking at the… View full post »