Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to ns_returnredirect FORM vars vs URL vars

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Posted by Bob OConnor on
p>Hi Robert,

You wrote:
"So you have three choices:
1) automatically redirect if you don't need user input...
2) pass info along in another form if you can have the user push a button
3) encode the form info into a link and have the user click on the link
"

Actually I like "Option D" best... or is it 4 :-)

I want to:

  • Get a bunch of form vars from USER
  • Do Processing and conditionals.
  • Send bunches of form vars (NOT url vars) to an off site, without any further user intervention.
  • So far, what I have come up with is to put this javascript code on my Processing page.

    (FORM NAME="myForm")
    ...
    (/FORM)
    
    (SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript")(!--
    setTimeout('document.myForm.submit()',50);
    //--)(/SCRIPT)
    

    I haven't tried it yet but it looks promising and if I get it working, I'll post results to this thread. Thank you.

    PS: The Javascript tags above seemed to cause a 500 error when I SUBMITted it to this forum so I put and "( )" instead of < > in the code above to prevent the error.

    -Bob