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Hi all, I’m learning to code and building a site to push my learning along. However, I am having a frustrating issue. On my site I would like to have search functionality, but for the search to be completed on a different URL. I understand this requires query parameters, but I'm a bit lost. For example, if my site is “www.mysite.com” I would like a user to be able to input their city (could be any city in the world) and then select an option from a dropdown menu, say ‘running’ or ‘cycling’ and then the combination of the two querys added together and executed on “www.fitnessbuddies123xyz.com” (for example) and if someone had added a listing for a fitness buddy on “www.fitnessbuddies123xyz.com” and the string matched a URL on that site then the results would appear. My current HTML is below: Firstly, I have a text box: <input type="text" class="form-control-lg form-control" id="inputText12" placeholder="City"> And then there is a drop-down menu, with three set options: <select class="form-control form-control-lg" id="exampleFormControlSelect1"> <option>Running</option> <option>Cycling</option> <option>Walking</option> </select> I then have a button: <a href="url" class="btn btn-lg btn-block btn-primary">Search</a> Any help on how I can create the query string for the text box and dropdown menu and then execute on an external URL would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
BACKGROUND: While I continue to struggle with my wget problem, I would like to reaffirm a discussion that we had already two or three months ago about the use of hash marks in an HTTP Request query string. Please consider the following HTTP Request copied from a Matomo API request generated by Matomo. I only initiated the request, I did not create it. https://www.nudge.online/_utilities/php/matomo/index.php ?module=CoreHome &action=index &idSite=1 &period=day &date=yesterday #?idSite=1 &period=day &date=yesterday &category=General_Actions &subcategory=Actions_SubmenuSitesearch Is it not likely that the above request is one request riding piggy-back on another that upon arrival get split and are made into two separate requests? If my interpretation is indeed accurate, then why make the initial request at all, as it appears to add no new information. Why not just write and send the following: https://www.nudge.online/_utilities/php/matomo/index.php ?module=CoreHome &action=index &idSite=1 &period=day &date=yesterday &category=General_Actions &subcategory=Actions_SubmenuSitesearch Any ideas? Roddy ps: I know it seems silly to have to post these questions at W3Schools, but this reflects the desert of support that Matomo offers while making its software free to the general public. Although it is surely true that beggars should not be choosers, how can one possibly expect to promote one's software without providing even the most minimal support needed to make it work!
BACKGROUND: I was recently introduced to the idea of using a hash as a means to transfer information in lieu of a query string in an HTTP request. Having thought that I understood the idea I was then introduced to the following query string: https://www.example.com/index.php ?module=CoreHome &action=index &idSite=1 &period=day &date=yesterday #?idSite=1 &period=day &date=yesterday &category=Dashboard_Dashboard &subcategory=1 I do not understand the user the expression ... #? ... From the point of view of parsing an HTTP request are the following two hash expressions treated the same? 1) https://www.example.com/index.php#blahblahblah 2) https://www.example.com/index.php?some_query_string#blahblahblah Accept for the order of parsing do items 2) and 3) achieve the same task? 3) https://www.example.com/index.php#blahblahblah?some_query_string Roddy ps: In which forum to questions about HTTP requests belong anyway?