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May 11, 2007, 2:53 pm
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I have a drop down list (think <form><select><option>...) of 'open
sessions' which a user can choose from to continue entering data.
occurs, triggers a 'submit' which reloads the page and displays the
stored values for that session using a session ID variable named,
Even though the form's method is set to "GET", Safari insists on
while all other browsers I tested (Firefox/Mac, IE/Mac, Firefox/PC,
IE7/PC) interpret this as a "GET".
So at the top of the PHP script, $existingSessions =
$_POST['existingSessions'] will ONLY work with Safari while all other
browsers (which I tested) require $existingSessions =
$_GET['existingSessions'] in order to retrieve the values.
Has anyone else run into this issue? I handled it with a simple
HTTP_USER_AGENT request and an if...else statement. Still, I'd like to
know what's up with this! Is it just because Safari is a semi-sucky
Re: Safari interprets 'submit()' as method 'POST'
To resolve this at the PHP end, you can just use $_REQUEST instead
which is a combination of $_GET, $_POST, and $_COOKIE.
To resolve this in the browser, you can create a submit button in the
form next to the jumpbox, and in the onchange for the jumpbox do
Note that I mean the name attribute of the go/submit button is
enabled to use the go button to change the session. I've run into
strange behavior with form.submit() before, and I had to use
submitBtn.click() instead. I'm not absolutely sure this solution will
fix your problem at the browser end, but it usually fixes my problems