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POST or GET | HTML Form | Lesson 32 HTML Tutorial

In this lesson you will learn the difference between POST and GET and when to use each of them and what is the main purpose and main functionality of each of them.

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POST or GET Video

Form Method Attribute

The method attribute specifies the HTTP method (GET or POST) to be used when submitting the form data.


 <form action="/safhatech.php" method="get"> 
 <form action="/safhatech.php" method="post"> 

When to Use GET?

GET is the default method of html when submitting form data. However, when GET is used, the submitted form data will be visible in the page address field. so it is less secure.

Wen you use GET focus on the following:

Appends form-data into the URL in name/value pairs

URL length is limited (about 3000 characters)

Less secure so never use GET to send sensitive data! (will be visible in the URL)

Useful for form submissions where a user wants to bookmark the result

GET is better for non-secure data, like query strings in Google

When to Use POST?

Use POST if the form data contains sensitive, secure or personal information. POST method does not display the submitted form data in the page address field means more secure.

Wen you use POST focus on the following:

POST size is not limited, so it can be used to send large amounts of data.
Form submissions with POST cannot be bookmarked

Organize Form Data with <fieldset> Tag

The <fieldset> element is used to group related data in a form. The <legend> element defines a caption for the <fieldset> element.


 <form action="/safhatech.php">
    <legend>safhatech form:</legend>
    <input type="text" name="Name" ><br>
    <input type="text" name="Company" ><br>
    <input type="submit" value="Send">

Result in Browser:

safhatech form: Name:


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