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From "Steve Swift" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with POST method
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2006 19:28:56 GMT
It is almost certainly an error to have the action of a form reference a
static webpage. At a guess, you are settinng the action to the same static
page that contained the form. That's bound to cause problems, not least of
which would be confusion!
Every <FORM> that I've ever seen sets the action to a URL which runs a
script of some sort or another.  How else are you going to process the input
from the form?

On 14/11/06, lorenzo <> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm sending a simple http POST request and the browser hangs waiting for
> a reply.
> This is my test page
> <html>
>         <form action="/post.html" method="post">
>                 <input type="text" name="aaa"/>
>                 <input type="text" name="bbb"/>
>                 <input type="submit"/>
>         </form>
> </html>
> I have this problem both with httpd-2.2.3 and 2.0.46.
> I have no problems with GET requests.
> KeepAlive is turned off.
> If I turn KeepAlive on things are a little different: if I request the
> test page and quickly submit the form there is no problem. If I wait
> enough to make the connection time out the request remains pending.
> I think this is too big to be an apache problem, so I suspect there is
> something in os/firewall configuration to fix.
> Have you ever seen something like this? Do you have any ideas?
> Thanks, Bye
> Lorenzo
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