> *IS* there a way to do a POST with Server-side scripting (no actual > submitting of a form by a client)??? > > If there is, it would be the answer to my dilemma. But I know of none. depends what your server-side scripting language is. Cold Fusion offers a tag called CFHTTP, allowing you to use either POST or GET to pass data without the user hitting a submit button. You can also get the returned results back using the same tag.