to propagate info across multiple pages. Not really secure, though, but they
are easy to use.
On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Tim Olsen wrote:
> Yeah, I had thought about using hidden inputs, but hidden inputs are not
> really hidden. They still exist on the HTML page, and although not visible
> in the browser, are visible in the code. This may not be cool if you have
> sensitive information that is passed, also if you have a lot of variables to
> pass, thats just a lot of hidden inputs to pass.
> Is there no other way to accomplish this? No built in function? I guess it
> makes sense that there is not, b/c the form submits the form and only the
> form variables. Thanks.
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: David Robley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> To: "Tim Olsen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [PHP] passing variables from forms to the same page
> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 16:13:41 +0930
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2001 15:41, Tim Olsen wrote:
> > People,
> > I have 4 forms in four seperate html pages included directly (no links
> > to includes) in the same .php file, i have it so all the form actions
> > is php.self, so when each form is submitted it goes on to display the
> > next form in line, using if and else statements, of course. I want to
> > be able to use variables created by the first form in the html part of
> > the last form. What is the best way to do this?
> > So far, I can only use variables on the next page (form) that is
> > written out. After that those variables have no value. Is there some
> > way to submit all variables present and assigned with the submission of
> > each form? If I make the forms a seperate include file, instead of
> > having them in-line, how does this change the ways variables are passed
> > or submitted by each form? Thanks, - Tim
> > _________________________________________________________________
> If I understand what you are saying: those variables don't exist until
> you SUBMIT the form. You can demonstrate this by looping through and
> displaying your POST or GET vars at the beginning of the form and see
> what happens when you first open the page, and when it calls itself.
> And re-reading, I think what you may want is hidden fields. You want part
> one to call part 2, and retain values from part 1, etc? Echo the values
> into hidden fields in each step of the process.
> <INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=whatever VALUE="<?php echo $whatever ?>">
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