[nycphp-talk] <a href> vs. <form> request

Chris Shiflett shiflett at
Wed Apr 16 21:46:08 EDT 2003

--- Jerry Kapron <jkapron at> wrote:
> Chris,
> > ok - dunno what I'm talking about, but could you possible append
> > some sort of hash value to the href - which could only be generated
> > by your script and not any third party? Make the key available only
> > to the valid websites in order for them to generate it - and don't
> > accept anything that does have a submit.

I assume by Chris you mean me, but I didn't write that. :-)

> The problem however is that there is a good reason why the authorized
> webmasters would want to replace the links with forms even if they are
> told not to. Unless there is a way to check whether they use a link or
> a form they will get away with "breaking the rule" and will keep doing
> it.

Please explain this rule they would be breaking. We need to better understand
the problem before we can try to think of a solution.


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