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Hello All ,

I am trying to learn the fucntionalities of a HTTP Submit button .  I have designed a simple form which contains only one text field which will be used to enter the UserID .After entering the User ID the user has to click on the submit button . In the URL I have given the address of the server which is on another system . I have created  a simple table in MySQL 5 which contains only one column as the UserID.I have no IIS installed in my system . So after clicking the submit button the data is not upadted in the table . And some weird results are shown . I have not used any data binding here . I am totally confused . What should I do ?? Any suggestions ??

Thanks .

Bibhu .

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Former Community Member

No IIS - should this be interpreted  in the sense that you're submitting to a file (as opposed to a web server)?

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No ....I am trying to make the submission to a webserver . However both the cases are not feasible . What should I do . To install IIS and try to submit the data to a webserver which i can access through localhost ??

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The submit button simply packages up the data and posts it to the address specified in the URL. Typically a server based program is called to recieve the submission and do with it as you please. In IIS you can write an asp program to recieve the data (no different than a web page).

Paul

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Well, if you can surf to http://localhost, it means you already have a webserver running. Otherwise, you will have to install one. There's a variety of options besides IIS: Apache and Lighthttp are both free and open-source.