[ic] Forms done right

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 00:40:00 UTC 2016

>>> My IC forms are non-standard and kind of cobbled together.  Is there
>>> an example online of how to do simple form validation and then
>>> conditional ITL execution?
>> Typically, one would just do something like:
>>     [set mycheck]
>>         &update=yes
>>         fname=required
>>     [/set]
>>     [set doSomething]
>>         [usertag here or other action]
>>     [/set]
>>     <form action="[area my-next-page]" method="post">
>>     <input type=hidden name=mv_action       value=go>
>>     <input type=hidden name=mv_form_profile value=mycheck>
>>     <input type=hidden name=mv_click        value=doSomething>
>> The mv_form_profile will happen before the mv_click, and the mv_click is
>> conditional on the profile passing. "mv_check", however, is _not_
>> conditional on the profile succeeding:
>> http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2003-February/031679.html
>> Also see:
>> http://interchange.rtfm.info/icdocs/category:Interchange_forms.html
> I would rather use an ActionMap than this old style IC form processing.
> You can run $Tag->run_profile inside of it which allows you to use
> your profiles defined in the catalog.
> Aside of that, it is safer as you can circumvent the magic variables
> by posting the form by a bot / from a script.

Thank you Josh and Stefan.  Stefan, so I'm sure I understand, the
magic variables are mv_action, mv_form_profile, and mv_click in the
above example?  If I don't use an ActionMap then I need to be sure I
consider that those variables could be set by the user?

- Grant

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