need client side form converts get to a post

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by JRough, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. JRough

    JRough Guest

    By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list output from a
    database sent to my local html-javascript client. This is the
    string:
    file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:%223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:%22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:%22%22;}

    I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    and send it to my php server page. The location.search should get the
    one parameter,
    the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    address points on google maps. I get a response from the php page
    but it is not a getting a value for 'q'. I can put the results when I
    click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    restrictions. Any help is appreciated,
    <html>
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <title>Demo</title>
    <script type ="text/javascript">
    var gp=new Array();
    var loc=location.search;
    if (loc){

    loc=loc.substring(1);
    var parms=loc.split('&amp;');

    for(var i=0;i&lt;parms.length;i++){

    nameValue=parms.split('=');
    gp[nameValue[0]]=unescape(nameValue[1]);

    }

    }
    var q= gp['q'] ;

    </script>
    </head>
    <body onload="
    var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    frm.elements['q'].value = q;
    document.forms['pgform'].submit();
    ">
    <form name="pgform" action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    method="post">
    Serialized Address List:
    <textarea name="q"></textarea>
    <script type ="text/javascript">


    </script>
    <input type="submit" value="show map">
    document.write(q.value);
    </form>
    </body>
    </html
    --results from php--
    ( I need the $addr to have the serialized string in it :-(
    setAPIKey("ABQIAAAA9Bwvj_jq9ffNHGrXz9VO7xQcgR4zkW-"); $addr = $_POST
    ['q']; var_dump($addr); echo "adrr" . "\n\n". "

    "; $addrDecode =urldecode($addr); $addrArray= unserialize
    ($addrDecode); var_dump($addrArray); echo "unserialized" . "\n\n"."

    "; foreach($addrArray as $key => $value){ $map->addAddress($value); }
    $map->printGoogleJS(); ?> showMap(); ?>
     
    JRough, Oct 28, 2009
    #1
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  2. JRough wrote:

    > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list output from a
    > database sent to my local html-javascript client. This is the
    > string:
    > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:

    {i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:
    %223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:
    %22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:
    %22%22;}

    Given that much of data to be submitted, you should use a POST request and a
    server-side application (may be running local) in the first place. The
    maximum URL length in IE is restricted to 2083 characters. (This is not an
    issue if your app is never supposed to work with any IE.)

    > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > and send it to my php server page.


    form.method = "POST";
    form.submit();

    > The location.search should get the one parameter,


    location.search is suited for GET requests, obviously.

    > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > address points on google maps. I get a response from the php page
    > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'. I can put the results when I
    > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > restrictions. Any help is appreciated,
    > <html>
    > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > <html>


    Not Valid, regardless of version and language. <http://validator.w3.org>

    Remember: "HTML 5" is only a Working Draft yet. Do not use it by default,
    and do not rely on its features, until it has reached REC status and has
    been widely implemented (in a few years or so). Otherwise you are going to
    face extensive changes in order to be standards-compliant later.

    > var parms=loc.split('&amp;');


    You need to split on `&', not `&amp;'. (Unless you are serving this tag
    soup with an XML media type, which I strongly recommend against.)

    > for(var i=0;i&lt;parms.length;i++){


    That is script-syntactically invalid, too. The content model of HTML SCRIPT
    elements is CDATA, not PCDATA (even in HTML 5), so you must not escape the
    `<' if you want this to work in HTML. A look in the script console would
    probably have told you.

    > gp[nameValue[0]]=unescape(nameValue[1]);


    unescape() is not Unicode-safe; most current browsers are. Use
    decodeURIComponent() instead.

    > <form name="pgform" action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    > method="post">


    Use host names, not IP addresses. In case 192.168.1.64 is the IP address of
    your local Web server, use `localhost' instead (should be aliased to
    127.0.0.1 by default).

    However, ISTM something is inherently wrong with your approach. Try to
    explain what you are going to achieve, basically, instead of posting
    questions to your possibly misguided approaches.

    <http://jibbering.com/faq/#posting> pp.


    PointedEars
    --
    var bugRiddenCrashPronePieceOfJunk = (
    navigator.userAgent.indexOf('MSIE 5') != -1
    && navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') != -1
    ) // Plone, register_function.js:16
     
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Oct 28, 2009
    #2
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  3. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 28, 7:54 am, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <>
    wrote:
    > JRough wrote:
    > > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list  output from a
    > > database  sent to my local html-javascript client.  This is the
    > > string:
    > > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:

    >
    > {i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:
    > %223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:
    > %22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:
    > %22%22;}
    >
    > Given that much of data to be submitted, you should use a POST request and a
    > server-side application (may be running local) in the first place.  The
    > maximum URL length in IE is restricted to 2083 characters.  (This is not an
    > issue if your app is never supposed to work with any IE.)
    >
    > > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > > and send it to my php server page.

    >
    >   form.method = "POST";
    >   form.submit();
    >
    > > The location.search should get the one parameter,

    >
    > location.search is suited for GET requests, obviously.
    >
    > > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > > address points on google maps.    I get a response from the php page
    > > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'.  I can put the results when I
    > > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > > restrictions.  Any help is appreciated,
    > > <html>
    > > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > > <html>

    >
    > Not Valid, regardless of version and language.  <http://validator.w3.org>
    >
    > Remember: "HTML 5" is only a Working Draft yet.  Do not use it by default,
    > and do not rely on its features, until it has reached REC status and has
    > been widely implemented (in a few years or so).  Otherwise you are going to
    > face extensive changes in order to be standards-compliant later.
    >
    > >     var parms=loc.split('&amp;');

    >
    > You need to split on `&', not `&amp;'.  (Unless you are serving this tag
    > soup with an XML media type, which I strongly recommend against.)
    >
    > >    for(var i=0;i&lt;parms.length;i++){

    >
    > That is script-syntactically invalid, too.  The content model of HTML SCRIPT
    > elements is CDATA, not PCDATA (even in HTML 5), so you must not escape the
    > `<' if you want this to work in HTML.  A look in the script console would
    > probably have told you.
    >
    > >         gp[nameValue[0]]=unescape(nameValue[1]);

    >
    > unescape() is not Unicode-safe; most current browsers are.  Use
    > decodeURIComponent() instead.
    >
    > > <form name="pgform" action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    > > method="post">

    >
    > Use host names, not IP addresses.  In case 192.168.1.64 is the IP address of
    > your local Web server, use `localhost' instead (should be aliased to
    > 127.0.0.1 by default).
    >
    > However, ISTM something is inherently wrong with your approach.  Try to
    > explain what you are going to achieve, basically, instead of posting
    > questions to your possibly misguided approaches.
    >
    > <http://jibbering.com/faq/#posting> pp.
    >
    > PointedEars
    > --
    > var bugRiddenCrashPronePieceOfJunk = (
    >     navigator.userAgent.indexOf('MSIE 5') != -1
    >     && navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') != -1
    > )  // Plone, register_function.js:16


    Hi Thomas
    thanks for your post, the output is a get from a desktop database, i
    am stuck with that. that is why I have a local file that translates
    it to a post. I just need this javascript form to work and i'm done
    with the whole thing. I will make the changes you suggest and
    repost. I am having to learn javascript in order to get this done.
    My approach is a work around with the desktop top database output.
     
    JRough, Oct 28, 2009
    #3
  4. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 28, 7:54 am, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <>
    wrote:
    > JRough wrote:
    > > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list  output from a
    > > database  sent to my local html-javascript client.  This is the
    > > string:
    > > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:

    >
    > {i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:
    > %223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:
    > %22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:
    > %22%22;}
    >
    > Given that much of data to be submitted, you should use a POST request and a
    > server-side application (may be running local) in the first place.  The
    > maximum URL length in IE is restricted to 2083 characters.  (This is not an
    > issue if your app is never supposed to work with any IE.)
    >
    > > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > > and send it to my php server page.

    >
    >   form.method = "POST";
    >   form.submit();
    >
    > > The location.search should get the one parameter,

    >
    > location.search is suited for GET requests, obviously.
    >
    > > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > > address points on google maps.    I get a response from the php page
    > > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'.  I can put the results when I
    > > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > > restrictions.  Any help is appreciated,
    > > <html>
    > > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > > <html>

    >
    > Not Valid, regardless of version and language.  <http://validator.w3.org>
    >
    > Remember: "HTML 5" is only a Working Draft yet.  Do not use it by default,
    > and do not rely on its features, until it has reached REC status and has
    > been widely implemented (in a few years or so).  Otherwise you are going to
    > face extensive changes in order to be standards-compliant later.
    >
    > >     var parms=loc.split('&amp;');

    >
    > You need to split on `&', not `&amp;'.  (Unless you are serving this tag
    > soup with an XML media type, which I strongly recommend against.)
    >
    > >    for(var i=0;i&lt;parms.length;i++){

    >
    > That is script-syntactically invalid, too.  The content model of HTML SCRIPT
    > elements is CDATA, not PCDATA (even in HTML 5), so you must not escape the
    > `<' if you want this to work in HTML.  A look in the script console would
    > probably have told you.
    >
    > >         gp[nameValue[0]]=unescape(nameValue[1]);

    >
    > unescape() is not Unicode-safe; most current browsers are.  Use
    > decodeURIComponent() instead.
    >
    > > <form name="pgform" action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    > > method="post">

    >
    > Use host names, not IP addresses.  In case 192.168.1.64 is the IP address of
    > your local Web server, use `localhost' instead (should be aliased to
    > 127.0.0.1 by default).
    >
    > However, ISTM something is inherently wrong with your approach.  Try to
    > explain what you are going to achieve, basically, instead of posting
    > questions to your possibly misguided approaches.
    >
    > <http://jibbering.com/faq/#posting> pp.
    >
    > PointedEars
    > --
    > var bugRiddenCrashPronePieceOfJunk = (
    >     navigator.userAgent.indexOf('MSIE 5') != -1
    >     && navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') != -1
    > )  // Plone, register_function.js:16


    I need a javascript html form on the client (local) [only the machine
    I am on], to take the output from a desktop database http get url
    and convert it to a post to my php server.
     
    JRough, Oct 28, 2009
    #4
  5. JRough

    VK Guest

    JRough wrote:
    > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list output from a
    > database sent to my local html-javascript client. This is the
    > string:
    > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:%223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:%22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:%22%22;}
    >
    > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > and send it to my php server page. The location.search should get the
    > one parameter,
    > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > address points on google maps. I get a response from the php page
    > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'. I can put the results when I
    > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > restrictions. Any help is appreciated,


    As spelled, the problem has no straight cross-browser technical
    solution - exactly because of URL limits imposed by IE: from the
    "official" 2,083 chars lesser the number of characters in the actual
    path http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427 to some obscure limits up
    to 508 chars in some circumstances on some IE versions which are not
    too important though to your case.
    Any way the URL longer than the limit will lead to the error or it
    will be silently truncated depending on IE patch. This way the whole
    workaround gets rather pointless: if server response URL is within the
    limit then there is no use to bother with GET to POST transformations.
    If the server response URL is beyond the limit then IE either errors
    out or truncates the URL so your location.href data will be already
    non complete so by grabbing it and resending by POST doesn't do
    anything good to you.

    By itself GET to POST is simple (because you get the form just to
    submit it right away, there is no use to bother with textarea, input-
    hidden is enough; also decodeURIComponent() is preferred over unescape
    () if dealing with parts of URL):

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <title>Demo</title>
    <script type ="text/javascript">

    function Get2Post() {
    var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);
    frm.submit();
    }

    window.onload = Get2Post;

    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
    <form name="pgform"
    action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="q">
    </form>
    </body>
    </html>
     
    VK, Oct 28, 2009
    #5
  6. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 28, 3:04 pm, VK <> wrote:
    > JRoughwrote:
    > > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list  output from a
    > > database  sent to my local html-javascript client.  This is the
    > > string:
    > > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:%223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:%22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:%22%22;}

    >
    > > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > > and send it to my php server page.  The location.search should get the
    > > one parameter,
    > > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > > address points on google maps.    I get a response from the php page
    > > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'.  I can put the results when I
    > > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > > restrictions.  Any help is appreciated,

    >
    > As spelled, the problem has no straight cross-browser technical
    > solution - exactly because of URL limits imposed by IE: from the
    > "official" 2,083 chars lesser the number of characters in the actual
    > pathhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427to some obscure limits up
    > to 508 chars in some circumstances on some IE versions which are not
    > too important though to your case.
    > Any way the URL longer than the limit will lead to the error or it
    > will be silently truncated depending on IE patch. This way the whole
    > workaround gets rather pointless: if server response URL is within the
    > limit then there is no use to bother with GET to POST transformations.
    > If the server response URL is beyond the limit then IE either errors
    > out or truncates the URL so your location.href data will be already
    > non complete so by grabbing it and resending by POST doesn't do
    > anything good to you.
    >
    > By itself GET to POST is simple (because you get the form just to
    > submit it right away, there is no use to bother with textarea, input-
    > hidden is enough; also decodeURIComponent() is preferred over unescape
    > () if dealing with parts of URL):
    >
    > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > <html>
    > <head>
    > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    >  content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    > <title>Demo</title>
    > <script type ="text/javascript">
    >
    > function Get2Post() {
    >  var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    >  var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    >  frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);
    >  frm.submit();
    >
    > }
    >
    > window.onload = Get2Post;
    >
    > </script>
    > </head>
    > <body>
    > <form name="pgform"
    >  action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    >  method="post">
    > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > </form>
    > </body>
    > </html>

    I am doing this in Firefox. I have to get to the bottom of this. It
    should work, another person did it and it worked for them. thanks I
    will try this out.
     
    JRough, Oct 29, 2009
    #6
  7. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 28, 3:04 pm, VK <> wrote:
    > JRoughwrote:
    > > By way of explanation, I get a serialized address list  output from a
    > > database  sent to my local html-javascript client.  This is the
    > > string:
    > > file:///Tiger_HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49:%2244502%20Loneoak%2C%20Lancaster%2C%20CA%2C%2093534%22;i:1;s:50:%223537%203rd%20St%2C%20Ridgefield%2C%20WA%2C%2098642%22;i:2;s:58:%22931%20Alabama%20St%2C%20san%20francisco%2C%20CA%2C%2094110%22;i:3;s:0:%22%22;}

    >
    > > I want the local html-javascript client form to convert it to a post
    > > and send it to my php server page.  The location.search should get the
    > > one parameter,
    > > the q=xxxxxx and put it in the first array index which I named q then
    > > it should post the q value so I now have a post I can use to plot
    > > address points on google maps.    I get a response from the php page
    > > but it is not a getting a value for 'q'.  I can put the results when I
    > > click submit if you want below or even show you my php page which
    > > works with a get but I need a post because of url length
    > > restrictions.  Any help is appreciated,

    >
    > As spelled, the problem has no straight cross-browser technical
    > solution - exactly because of URL limits imposed by IE: from the
    > "official" 2,083 chars lesser the number of characters in the actual
    > pathhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427to some obscure limits up
    > to 508 chars in some circumstances on some IE versions which are not
    > too important though to your case.
    > Any way the URL longer than the limit will lead to the error or it
    > will be silently truncated depending on IE patch. This way the whole
    > workaround gets rather pointless: if server response URL is within the
    > limit then there is no use to bother with GET to POST transformations.
    > If the server response URL is beyond the limit then IE either errors
    > out or truncates the URL so your location.href data will be already
    > non complete so by grabbing it and resending by POST doesn't do
    > anything good to you.
    >
    > By itself GET to POST is simple (because you get the form just to
    > submit it right away, there is no use to bother with textarea, input-
    > hidden is enough; also decodeURIComponent() is preferred over unescape
    > () if dealing with parts of URL):
    >
    > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > <html>
    > <head>
    > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    >  content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    > <title>Demo</title>
    > <script type ="text/javascript">
    >
    > function Get2Post() {
    >  var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    >  var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    >  frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);
    >  frm.submit();
    >
    > }
    >
    > window.onload = Get2Post;
    >
    > </script>
    > </head>
    > <body>
    > <form name="pgform"
    >  action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    >  method="post">
    > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > </form>
    > </body>
    > </html>


    I am so happy it works! the offset on the serialized list is slightly
    off but that is the desktop program. I wonder what the url length
    limit is in firefox? This company wanted up to 200 addresses . I
    don't see how that is possible in a get even in firefox.
     
    JRough, Oct 29, 2009
    #7
  8. JRough

    VK Guest

    JRough wrote:
    > > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > > <html>
    > > <head>
    > > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    > >  content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    > > <title>Demo</title>
    > > <script type ="text/javascript">

    >
    > > function Get2Post() {
    > >  var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    > >  var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    > >  frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);
    > >  frm.submit();

    >
    > > }

    >
    > > window.onload = Get2Post;

    >
    > > </script>
    > > </head>
    > > <body>
    > > <form name="pgform"
    > >  action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    > >  method="post">
    > > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > > </form>
    > > </body>
    > > </html>

    >
    > I am so happy it works!  the offset on the serialized list is slightly
    > off but that is the desktop program.  I wonder what the url length
    > limit is in firefox?  This company wanted up to 200 addresses .  I
    > don't see how that is possible in a get even in firefox.


    It may help to go one step back from the point you are working on
    right now. That potentially huge URL
    clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49...
    you are getting and resending by POST: this URL with the search part
    set is definitely not an Act of Lord :) but a response to some request
    initiated from the browser as well. If you describe clearly all steps
    from the moment your user launches the browser and up to the moment
    she gets the URL like clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49... - you
    will find out that GET is not needed at all and all client-server
    communications get be by POST from the very beginning. Just lay it
    down step by step for yourself, post steps description here if need
    help.
     
    VK, Oct 29, 2009
    #8
  9. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 28, 6:41 pm, VK <> wrote:
    > JRoughwrote:
    > > > <!DOCTYPE html>
    > > > <html>
    > > > <head>
    > > > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    > > >  content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    > > > <title>Demo</title>
    > > > <script type ="text/javascript">

    >
    > > > function Get2Post() {
    > > >  var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    > > >  var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    > > >  frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);
    > > >  frm.submit();

    >
    > > > }

    >
    > > > window.onload = Get2Post;

    >
    > > > </script>
    > > > </head>
    > > > <body>
    > > > <form name="pgform"
    > > >  action="http://192.168.1.64/pooglemap2.php"
    > > >  method="post">
    > > > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > > > </form>
    > > > </body>
    > > > </html>

    >
    > > I am so happy it works!  the offset on the serialized list is slightly
    > > off but that is the desktop program.  I wonder what the url length
    > > limit is in firefox?  This company wanted up to 200 addresses .  I
    > > don't see how that is possible in a get even in firefox.

    >
    > It may help to go one step back from the point you are working on
    > right now. That potentially huge URL
    >  clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49...
    > you are getting and resending by POST: this URL with the search part
    > set is definitely not an Act of Lord :) but a response to some request
    > initiated from the browser as well. If you describe clearly all steps
    > from the moment your user launches the browser and up to the moment
    > she gets the URL like clientsidepost.html?q=a:4:{i:0;s:49... - you
    > will find out that GET is not needed at all and all client-server
    > communications get be by POST from the very beginning. Just lay it
    > down step by step for yourself, post steps description here if need
    > help.


    One step back won't help. I have to go one step forward and be done
    with this project. I will charge triple for working with anything
    that isn't MySQL.

    It really is a work around for a desktop app that only has an http
    get. I have it all done and I figured out what is wrong. The desktop
    app serializes the string but when the url gets sent it adds a %22 to
    every parenthesis in the serialized string. So I put in slashes in
    the url. It should all work now. All I have to do is figure out
    where to call the stripslashes() function before the page loads? I
    had another post on this today Friday without the answer.
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"

    content="text/html; charset=10646-1">
    <title>Get to Post Proxy</title>
    <script type ="text/javascript">

    function Get2Post() {
    var frm = document.forms['pgform'];
    var q = window.location.search.substring(1).split('=');
    frm.elements['q'].value = stripslashes(q[);
    //frm.elements['q'].value = decodeURIComponent(q[1]);


    //frm.submit();

    }
    function stripslashes(str) {
    str=str.replace(/\\'/g,'\'');
    str=str.replace(/\\"/g,'"');
    str=str.replace(/\\0/g,'\0');
    str=str.replace(/\\\\/g,'\\');
    return str;
    }

    //window.onload = Get2Post;


    </script>

    </head>
    <body onload= Get2Post()>

    <form name="pgform"
    action="http://99.20.131.64/pooglemap2.php"
    method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="q">
    <input type="submit" value="show map">
    document.write(q.value);
    </form>
    </body>
    </html>
     
    JRough, Oct 30, 2009
    #9
  10. JRough

    Evertjan. Guest

    JRough wrote on 31 okt 2009 in comp.lang.javascript:

    > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > <input type="submit" value="show map">
    > document.write(q.value);
    > </form>
    > </body>


    Bet you did not test that!


    --
    Evertjan.
    The Netherlands.
    (Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
     
    Evertjan., Oct 30, 2009
    #10
  11. JRough

    JRough Guest

    On Oct 30, 4:56 pm, "Evertjan." <> wrote:
    > JRoughwrote on 31 okt 2009 in comp.lang.javascript:
    >
    > > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    > > <input type="submit" value="show map">
    > > document.write(q.value);
    > > </form>
    > > </body>

    >
    > Bet you did not test that!
    >
    > --
    > Evertjan.
    > The Netherlands.
    > (Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


    Are you speaking about the document.write? I'm just trying to figure
    out how to use the firefox debugger and the document.write in order to
    find out what is going on. I can figure it out better now I got the
    issue solved. It was a workaround and I hope to not get involved in
    problems like this in the future but thank you for your input.
     
    JRough, Oct 31, 2009
    #11
  12. JRough

    Evertjan. Guest

    JRough wrote on 31 okt 2009 in comp.lang.javascript:

    > On Oct 30, 4:56 pm, "Evertjan." <> wrote:
    >> JRoughwrote on 31 okt 2009 in comp.lang.javascript:
    >>
    >> > <input type="hidden" name="q">
    >> > <input type="submit" value="show map">
    >> > document.write(q.value);
    >> > </form>
    >> > </body>

    >>
    >> Bet you did not test that!


    [please do not quote signatures on usenet]

    > Are you speaking about the document.write? I'm just trying to figure
    > out how to use the firefox debugger and the document.write in order to
    > find out what is going on. I can figure it out better now I got the
    > issue solved. It was a workaround and I hope to not get involved in
    > problems like this in the future.


    It cannot be a workaround if it does not work,
    as document.write(q.value); is not HTML, just text.

    > but thank you for your input


    you're welcome.

    --
    Evertjan.
    The Netherlands.
    (Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
     
    Evertjan., Oct 31, 2009
    #12
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