How do you submit an HTML form whose method is post using a text link?

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April 29, 2007 5:35AM

the only way to submit a form directly from a link is with the GET method. The POST method will allow form submission only from the form itself. However, it is relatively simple to create a link to a web page with a form using a POST method where the page has a javascript function to submit the form that executes upon page load. You would first need to send the parameters in the GET fashion and then use those values to populate the form input statements. Example function submitForm(){ document.form.submit(); } (.... rest of form here. Load the input values from the link parameters.)