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poe34
post Apr 16 2012, 08:50 PM
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Hi, first post here!
I am currently taking a WBLS class and created a prototype for the class. There is something wrong with my code that won't allow the page to load, the address is correct however. Here is a link to the login page: http://gozips.uakron.edu/~dlp64/login.html You don't need a name or password since it's a prototype, you just click "login" and it should take you to the home page but it says: "The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access." If I highlight the address bar and click enter though it works so the address is displayed correctly in the address bar. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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post Apr 16 2012, 09:54 PM
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Works fine to go directly to the page. I'm not familiar with IIS but I suspect the problem is that you use the POST method for form. If you change to GET I think it'll work. Fingers crossed. wink.gif
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post Apr 17 2012, 01:50 AM
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Or google for HTTP Error 405.
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post Apr 17 2012, 03:49 AM
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Works fine to go directly to the page. I'm not familiar with IIS but I suspect the problem is that you use the POST method for form. If you change to GET I think it'll work. Fingers crossed. wink.gif


Hmm, but for any sort of "login" form, it's better to use POST than GET, because the password doesn't end up in server logs.

It seems unlikely that this server somehow can't handle POST; traditionally this is written in capitals, so the first thing to try is "POST" not "post". You could also ask your admin or try using OPTIONS (see the http article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol ) to find out what it does support.

Incidentally, the pixel-fixing table style really is an awful way to make web pages.
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post Apr 17 2012, 07:49 AM
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"GET" worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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post Apr 17 2012, 09:01 AM
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Good! smile.gif

Brian, it isn't a login form. It's just a dummy. The action is set to the URL of the page to go to.
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Well, on the page it says "Enter your login and password", and well, it's a form. If this is not a "login form", I'm a bit confused.

Of course I can see it's probably not "important", but it might grow into something important, in which case using GET is a bad idea.

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The action is set to the URL of the page to go to.


Um, again, where else would you expect the form's action to point to but the page to be served when the form is submitted?
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post Apr 17 2012, 03:58 PM
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To a script maybe. Anyway, the OP stated it was just for show.
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