XHTML » form » method

The method attribute specifies which of two permitted HTTP methods will beused to pass the contents of a form. The more commonly used post method submits the contents of the form in a two step procedure. First the URL specified by the action attribute is contacted. Second, if the contact is successful, the contents are transmitted to the URL. The get method appends the contents to the end of theURL specified by the action attribute. (A question mark is used to delimit the end of the URL and the start of the contents.)