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kpomilla
post Feb 1 2019, 12:50 PM
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Hi, I would like to place a textbox on my web page, along with a button below it. Once a user enters text and clicks the button, have it go to that link.

For example, they are provided a random 8 letter code, which is actually the last part of a URL.

http://mysite.com/whfysnes

But instead of providing the full link, I'd like them to go to http://mysite.com, have a textbox where they can enter "whfysnes" and click GO to link them to the url.

I know, it seems easier to just give them the full link, but this is what I need to accomplish. Any thoughts?

That is what my client wants...

I have a snippet of html code, but when I use it, it tries to redirect to http://mysite.com/?page=whfysnes where whfysnes is where I want to go. (http://mysite.com/whfysnes).

<form action="/" method="get">
<p><label>Go to<input name="page" type="text" /></label></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="Go" /></p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
</form>
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Thanks in advance for any help.
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Darin McGrew
post Feb 1 2019, 01:49 PM
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You cannot do what you want with HTML.

The most reliable method would be to configure your server to respond to .../?page=whfysnes (possibly by redirecting .../?page=whfysnes to /whfysnes ).

JavaScript could be used to intercept the form submission, and rewrite the URL.

But once the URL .../whfysnes gets out there (and there are multiple ways that can happen), browsers can access it directly rather than go through the form. That's not really an issue for a toy system, but if you need real security, then it's inadequate.
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