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Using the POST Method

The POST method provides a way of interacting with other servers by letting you pass a wide variety of information for processing. Although the GET method does allow you to pass information as part of the URL’s query string, it limits the type and quantity of information that can be passed to the server. The POST method, in contrast, enables you to create much richer interactive portals that feed both behind-the-scene agents as well as end users.

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Information passed through the POST method is embedded into the HTTP header of the request, whereas information passed through the GET method is embedded into the URL. Both forms will pass information, but the POST method is more structured and robust.



  

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