[thelist] Two submit buttons

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sun Nov 30 05:52:17 CST 2003

From: "David Travis" <dwork at macam.ac.il>
Subject: [thelist] Two submit buttons

: If I have more than one submit button (input type=submit), is it
: possible to know which button was clicked, when I parse the
: posted data server side? I don't care which server technology
: (PHP, ASP, ASP.NET), I just wonder if it is possible.
: If yes, I believe it depends on the browser, though I am
: not sure.

The name/value pair for input buttons is sent by the browser.

You can see this by changing the method from post to get. Or have a look at
a site like google.com


(this is a search for "button"). Note the btnG=Google+Search?

So, you could even give them the same name, but different values, or
different names and the same value, or different names and different values.


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