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Meta redirect

still resending POST

9:07 pm on Jan 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've got a form
<form name="bla" method="POST" action="index.php">

after hitting submit button I want to parse the data and redirect again (to disable refresh button)
I'm using
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://example.com/index.php">

However this does not work as expected, yes, it redirects fine, but on hitting refresh button the POST is being still sent.

Do you know why?

I am now using javascript refresh instead and it's working fine, but I would still want to know why this redirect doesn't solve the problem with refreshing the form.

I am using Mozilla, but the same happens on IE, opera I haven't tested.


7:36 pm on Feb 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You should be able to use PHP to redirect the page from the server-side. You could make a page which you submit the form data to, have it parse the data, and then send you back to your original page.


// do stuff with $_POST data

header("Location: http://www.example.com/test.php"); // Redirect browser



Page 1 with Form -> Submit to Page 2 -> Parse and send back to page 1

Hitting refresh should not resend form data.

See [php.net...]