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#101618 (In Topic #19934)

Community saint


I want to be able to submit a html form from within side a miniblock.
In fact I would like to be able to redirect to the same page and make use of page events etc to make decisions as to what to show.

I have knocked up a comcode page and a miniblock and I can create a form that reads data and enumerations from the my MySql database - all good so far.

I would like to make use of $_PHP_SELF but it is always set to NULL after a submit button is clicked. I have tried making the action URL fully qualified and work from the page that I am currently on. But I either get a page not found error or it redirects me to the index.php and my sites homepage.

Have I reached the limits of what a mini block can do here ?

Or is my approach to processing a form wrong ?

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Setting action="#" on the form is a neat trick.

Make sure you have method="post" on the form, otherwise you'd need to mess about a lot to make sure you put in the GET parameters of the current URL as hidden inputs in the form.

If you do want to put in a real URL to action, then get_self_url_easy() is probably the best for you. Don't rely on anything PHP provides directly, they tend to be wrong/inconsistent/incomplete.

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Community saint

That makes sense and works well - thanks
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