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What's the point of " $editFormAction "

Thread began 9/05/2015 2:04 pm by Steve | Last modified 9/07/2015 3:13 pm by Ray Borduin | 297 views | 1 replies |


What's the point of " $editFormAction "

On an older site , I updated some Insert routines and started getting an error...

Eventually, I traced it to the form and the undefined variable: $editFormAction


<form id="form1" name="form1" method="POST" action="<?php echo $editFormAction; ?>">

Removing the reference in the form action solved the problem but I wonder what the point of this is?

I searched out some older documents and see the following defines the variable:

$editFormAction = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
if (isset($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'])) {
$editFormAction .= "?" . htmlentities($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']);

Is it deprecated? Or is it just used to reload the same page on post?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Dreamweaver uses that code to submit to the same page. It can be removed and just use action="" which should do the same thing.

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