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You can do this but it's a bad idea.
- It breaks
web paradigm which confuses users and breaks down their trust.
readers will not be able to use your site.
- Search engines can
- Users with Firefox, etc., pre-fetch extensions can
- Do you really want users to be able to bookmark say, "Delete
this entry" or "Add new junk to my site with one click and no
A better way is to keep forms for posting and alter the submit button(s)' appearance, if you wish, without hiding its/their purpose.
- It breaks the web paradigm which confuses users and breaks down their trust.
I don't think you can post a variable by means of a link. For example, doing <a href="myPage.cfm?form%2Etopic=123"> wont work. A link cannot create the form scope on the action page. Only tags like <form> and <cfhttp> can.
<cfform name="poster" action="myPage.cfm" format="HTML" method="POST">
<cfinput name="topic" type="Text" value="123">
Do you know how to do it? You don't have to worry how I will use it.
Hi - it's very easy to attach a url variable to a link. This forum, for example, uses that construct. What I'm looking for is the means to execute a post by using a link, rather than a form setup.
You've already been told how to do it and also some of the reasons why it's a boneheaded idea.
I will not show you any other methods (just like I wouldn't help a mugger with his planned tasks).
Forgive! I didn't see the lower half of the message. My bad!
As I said - please don't worry about the application. If there are other ways, I'd greatly appreciate knowing.