RE: htdig: htdig problem II

Majeau, Benoit (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 15:08:20 -0500

I know I may look like a rookie but what is the difference between "POST"
and "GET"?


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Gilles Detillieux []
        Sent: Friday, December 04, 1998 12:58 PM
        Subject: Re: htdig: htdig problem II

        According to
> On 3 Dec, Mak Ludewig wrote:
> > html-search-file generated by ht://dig.
> > After typing in a word and clicking on submit, I get following
> > error-message from the server:
> >
> > "your browser send a query that this server cannot understand".
> >
> > What could be a possible reason for this error - and what should
I do to
> > fix this?
> Is your server configured to accept a POST request?

        If your server doesn't allow POST requests, it's easy to make
htsearch use
        GET requests instead. Just edit your search.html file to change the

        <form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/htsearch">


        <form method="get" action="/cgi-bin/htsearch">

        The follow-up forms in common/*.html seem to use the GET method
        If you changed these to POST on your system, you'll need to change
        back to GET as well.

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