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

Posted by Bob OConnor on

Well, Great Advise Robert.

I wasted a bit of time getting the javascript above to work. It was flaky and sometimes didn't pass the Form Vars. ? So I changed tack:

I changed the Form Method from POST to GET so I could recover the long and complicated URL… the longest of which was 241 characters. Then I just used:

ns_returnredirect /the/very/long.tcl?character+string=241&characters=

And it works. It's a Kinda messy URL but hopefully users won't notice or care.

Maybe later, for extra credit I could develop an ns_returnredirect that sends data as POST...