Re: request for new forms submission consensus

Tony Sanders <>
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Subject: Re: request for new forms submission consensus 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 11 Oct 93 16:39:22 PDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 16:59:06 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> How about, then, <FORM ACTION="POST">
I would just say that forms always get POST'ed, why would you ever need
some other method?

> >     Content-Length: 13
> Looks good, except -- is Content-Length to be required?  (And if so, why?)
Because you need to know where the end of the message is, the client can't
close the connection until it gets back a reply.  You either need a
Content-Length: or you can use a message boundary by encoding a multipart:

    POST /hyplan/sanders.html HTTP/1.0
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-type: multipart/mixed; boundary="somestring"

    Content-type: application/x-www-textform