Text link to submit a form using Post method

jmejiaa's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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This is my first post, I'm a senior(college) right now taking a class on PHP and we are using the Facebook API to create applications. this is the first time I ever work with PHP and web developing for that matter.I need to create a list of links which I populate using a database and my own tables. This I did, now I need that when I click a link the program directs me to another page but I need to send some kind of ID to this page so I can do something different with each link. I have tried learning to do this is Javascript only to find out Facebook doesn't allow it.

Facebook has a method that looks like it does this but I am not sure how to use it.
http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Fb:submit

I hope I made myself clear, I did this with drop down menus but I can't figure it out with the links. Thanks in advance.
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pete_bisby's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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Well not looking into the Facebook API, it must filtering out the "/Fb:submit" information and performing a function based on this information.

However, if you do have a URL (e.g. http://www.some-website.com/index.ph...t1&info2=test2), the information placed after the question mark will be placed within the $_GET array. In this example $_GET["info1"] = "test1" and $_GET["info2"] = "test2".
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pete_bisby's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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It might be an idea to look through the Facebook documentation (http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Main_Page) - it may have some reference to what you're after.
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jmejiaa's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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Originally Posted by pete_bisby
It might be an idea to look through the Facebook documentation (http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Main_Page) - it may have some reference to what you're after.
I tried that but couldn't find much, I think I will end up using the get method. I just didn't want the info in the url. Thanks!
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pete_bisby's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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Aaaahh, found it!!!

Facebook documentation: (http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Fb:submit)
Creates a JavaScript submission mechanism for a form, which makes image or text links act as Submit buttons. Markup contained by this tag is surrounded with an <a> tag that includes a submit onclick action.

Basically, anything contained within the <fbsubmit> .... </fb:submit> tags acts as a submit button. All of the tags that Facebook uses can be found at http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/FBML. By the looks of things they have their own set of HTML markup tags. This is to ensure that everyone that develops applications to work with Facebook can integrate successfully.
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jmejiaa's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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I saw that also, but I guess being the first time woring with web programming I am lost as to how to implement that. This is what i need done, I did it with Get but I would like to do it with post.

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
{
echo '<a href="/voteapp//lists.php?listid='.$row["listid"].'">'.$row['topic'].'</a>'.'</br>';
}

$row["listid"] Is the value I need to pass on to the new page when i open it.