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Question:hoe to use The $_POST Variable?


In PHP, the predefined  $_POST variable is used to collect values in a form with method="post".
The $_POST Variable

The predefined $_POST variable is used to collect values from a form sent with method="post".

Information sent from a form with the POST method is invisible to others and has no limits on the amount of information to send.

Note: However, there is an 8 MB max size for the POST method, by default (can be changed by setting the post_max_size in the php.ini file).
Example

Name:
Age:



When the user clicks the "Submit" button, the URL will look like this:

The "welcome.php" file can now use the $_POST variable to collect form data (the names of the form fields will automatically be the keys in the $_POST array):
Welcome !

You are years old.

When to use method="post"?

Information sent from a form with the POST method is invisible to others and has no limits on the amount of information to send.

However, because the variables are not displayed in the URL, it is not possible to bookmark the page.
The PHP $_REQUEST Variable

The predefined $_REQUEST variable contains the contents of both $_GET, $_POST, and $_COOKIE.

The $_REQUEST variable can be used to collect form data sent with both the GET and POST methods.
Example
Welcome !

You are years old.

asked Sep 13, 2013 in PHP by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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