On Jun 1, 2009, at 3:32 PM, Matthew McKay wrote:

It would be much simpler and cleaner to use Javascript to modify the form's
action attribute onClick.

Not for me... I don't know a lick of javascript :)

But I am curious, what do you mean by cleaner? Simpler to me varies depending on the person.... I'm just curious at this point :)

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Shawn McKenzie <nos...@mckenzies.net> wrote:

Jason Pruim wrote:

On May 31, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Angus Mann wrote:

Hi all. I realize this is more an HTML question than PHP but I'm sure
someone here can help.

I have several forms with lots (dozens) of text inputs. If the user
presses the "Update" button I want the form handled by "update.php"
but if they press "Delete" it needs to be handled by "delete.php" or
"add.php" and so-on depending on the button they press.

But when establishing the form I can only have <form method="POST"
action="delete.php"> or "add.php" or whatever.

Is there a way to direct the content of the form do a different
handler depending on the button?

I know I can use javascript to direct to a constructed URL and append ?name=smith&address=hishouse&telephone=28376.....and so on but this is
not practical when there are dozens of entries....the URL becomes
massive. I prefer to use "POST" and then use PHP to extract the POST

Couldn't you use a switch statement in a process.php file?


$var = $_GET['switchvar'];

switch($var) {

   case "add";

   case "delete";

   echo "Nothing selected";


Yes, something like this except it would be $_POST. Your form/ buttons
would be something like:

<form method="POST" action="process.php">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="add">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="update">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="delete">

And then process.php with a switch or something using the value of


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