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URL Variables

  • Html has no memory
  • Stateless protocol: header data is ONLY available on the next request and forgotten thereafter
  • Parts to a querystring, Special characters
  • Can view in the browser url area
  • 2 page process, first page creates, second page can use the url variables
  • Do not pass confidential information such as passwords, credit card numbers this way
  • Exercise:
    • Create a new page
    • Add a link on the page to the countries page
    • Explain the 4 characters that you have available
    • Also have the urlEncodedFormat() available for links
    • Build a querystring to pass the countryID
    • Preview in browser & show the code