[ic] Setting a Scratch Variable within an HREF tag

Houman Akhavan houman@edigitalweb.com
Sat, 18 Nov 2000 15:36:08 -0800

That makes a alot of sense. The work around I found to do what I want is to
send the person to a temporary page that sets the scratch variable after the
person clicks a link, and then after the scratch variable is set I used the
bounce tag to send them to their ultimate destination with the scratch

Houman A.

> >>>>> "Houman" == Houman Akhavan <houman@edigitalweb.com> writes:
>     > Is it possible to set a scratch variable when a user clicks on a
link? I am
>     > guessing it would go into the href=[area page]. But, where would it
>     > go?
>  Even though I don't know if it is or isn't possible, I don't think
>  that it should be possible and the reason is the mechanism
>  Interchange has that prevents a malicious and unauthorized visitor
>  from altering or deleting data.
>  The mechanism for updating (or deleting) records from a database
>  using a form makes use of a scratch variable to effectively say
>  whether it's okay or not to make the change. If you could set scratch
>  variables through a URL (or a POST method also) it would mean anybody in
>  the world could write whatever they like to your database just by
>  entering a properly crafted URL. It would defeat any mechanism you
>  have in place that verifies the authorization of the current visitor.
> Regards,
> Chris Wenham
> NetMonger Communications
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