sending data to a website form
Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:26 PM
Suppose I have a database of property addresses. I want to create a link that, when clicked, sends the street address, city, state to a 3rd party site (like Yahoo maps) to pre-populate the HTML form.
There are other sites I'd like to do this with. Even better, I'd like to be able to automatically submit the form.
Where would I learn to do this?
Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:40 PM
example of a site address
[a href=\"http://yahoo.com/maps/search.html?state=MA&city=boston&area=downtown\" target=\"_blank\"]http://yahoo.com/maps/search.html?state=MA...n&area=downtown[/a]
With the above you would have to get state, city, and area to get the page to display correctly. so somewhere in your form you would have to use a "method=GET" and have these variables in the form. Or make sure they are in your link to the site.
Hope that helps a little
Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:35 PM
This is a site on which I'd like to automatically pre-populate the form instead of copy/paste.
[a href=\"http://www.tad.org/Datasearch/re_location_search.cfm\" target=\"_blank\"]link[/a]
And ideally, to be more sophisticated ...extract the data that results once the form is submitted
Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:51 PM
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