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Q: For SGTCORY Only - PHP ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: For SGTCORY Only - PHP
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: hammer-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 12 Dec 2003 04:34 PST
Expires: 11 Jan 2004 04:34 PST
Question ID: 286290
I have a form which submits using PHP and method is POST. When I get a
form using C for cgi, I do a check to make sure it's coming in with a
POST, rather than a GET to prevent the cgi from being run directly.
How do you do this in PHP? Right now, I'm checking for a required
field using $_POST['field_name'] and failing if it is not present.
This is working, but seems really kludgy. Could someone point me at
the right way to do this?
Subject: Re: For SGTCORY Only - PHP
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 12 Dec 2003 05:10 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Hammer,

You would use the REQUEST_METHOD variable :

Example :



Here is an example usage. If the request came in as a POST, then the
variable $uri will have all blank spaces replaced with the urlencoded
'%20'. In this example, I could then safely send the request to
another server without fear of a malformed request :


$uri = str_replace(" ", "%20", "/test/test/test.php?k=$keyword");


Here is more information on the website :

"Which request method was used to access the page; i.e. 'GET', 'HEAD',
'POST', 'PUT'."

To assist with this answer I searched the website for
documentation on the variable. Thanks for the question!

hammer-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Exactly what I needed. Thank you, sgtcory!

Subject: Re: For SGTCORY Only - PHP
From: sgtcory-ga on 12 Dec 2003 06:45 PST
Thanks Hammer. Good luck with your projects!


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