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Sending POST data with an XMLHttpRequest

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I'd like to send some data using an XMLHttpRequest in JavaScript.

Say I have the following form in HTML:

<form name="inputform" action="somewhere" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" value="person" name="user">
    <input type="hidden" value="password" name="pwd">
    <input type="hidden" value="place" name="organization">
    <input type="hidden" value="key" name="requiredkey">
</form>

How can I write the equivalent using an XMLHttpRequest in JavaScript?

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Here is just the listing from that page, in case the above link goes down again:

var http = new XMLHttpRequest();
var url = "get_data.php";
var params = "lorem=ipsum&name=binny";
http.open("POST", url, true);

//Send the proper header information along with the request
http.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");

http.onreadystatechange = function() {//Call a function when the state changes.
    if(http.readyState == 4 && http.status == 200) {
        alert(http.responseText);
    }
}
http.send(params);

 

  • answered 1 year ago
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var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.open('POST', 'somewhere', true);
xhr.setRequestHeader('Content-type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
xhr.onload = function () {
    // do something to response
    console.log(this.responseText);
};
xhr.send('user=person&pwd=password&organization=place&requiredkey=key');

Or if you can count on browser support you could use FormData:

var data = new FormData();
data.append('user', 'person');
data.append('pwd', 'password');
data.append('organization', 'place');
data.append('requiredkey', 'key');

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.open('POST', 'somewhere', true);
xhr.onload = function () {
    // do something to response
    console.log(this.responseText);
};
xhr.send(data);

 

  • answered 1 year ago
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