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RE: manipulating query strings
From: "Scovetta, Michael V" <Michael.Scovetta () ca com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:34:53 -0500

You can do this through JavaScript only. You WANT to say something like:

<script language="javascript">
  function bar() {
    var fooForm = document.getElementById('foo'); 
    fooForm.action = fooForm.serverName.value + fooForm.action;
  }
</script>

<form id="foo" action="/search.asp" method="post" onsubmit="javascript:bar();">
  <input type="hidden" name="serverName" value="www.server.com"/>
</form>

Just make sure you don't have another hidden form field named "action" in there,
or it will conflict, I believe.

You might also be able to work something in like:

<form action="javascript:expression(this.serverName.value)+'/search.asp')" ...

but I haven't tested that 2nd one.

Michael Scovetta




-----Original Message-----
From: Vel [mailto:vel () sympatico ca]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 2:43 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: manipulating query strings 



Hello Group,

Is there a way to send values to hidden fields ,

i.e Input tags with type=hidden attribute a value from the URL if the action
attribute on the FORM is ACTION ?

e.g:

<FORM form1 ACTION= '/search/search.asp'  METHOD=post>

<Input type=hidden name=serverName value=www.abc.com>
<Input type=hidden name=serverName value=www.def.com>


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Given the Method is "POST", can I pass values to the Hidden Input fields
using the URL. i.e URL manipulation ?
I know I can pass variables in URL to Server side script variables if METHOD
is "GET".

But how about POST method ?

Thanks.

Kumar.


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