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How would I make a http request on a regular html page? Where would it go?
I am trying to do this in a real life situation. I want to successfully get a response from another server.
Steven Parker218,679 Points
Two of the most common ways to make requests from an HTML page are by using links ("a" elements, also known as "anchors") and forms ("form" elements). Links make
GET requests, and the response replaces the page currently being shown. With forms, you can specify what kind of request to make, and the results will depend on how the server is programmed to respond.
<body> <!-- this makes a GET request to google.com --> <a href="//google.com">Go to Google</a> <!-- this makes a POST request to a specific page on the same site --> <form action="some_form_page.php" method="post">Form fields would go here</form> </body>
You'll see more details on both of these later in the course.