[wp-hackers] how about <form action="">?

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Wed Feb 4 14:39:02 GMT 2009

Agreed, plus you don't have instances where in some cases you can hack 
the location of server variable to point to another location and post to 
another location.

I use it all the time and I'm cool. Right? Even if I'm not cool, it is 
still okay and better to use and I can give like three of the top of my 

Jacob Santos

Otto wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 6:16 AM, mrmist <listswphackers at mist.org.uk> wrote:
>> In message <8763jrnd9i.fsf_-_ at jidanni.org>, jidanni at jidanni.org writes
>>> Gentlemen, I notice several places where the code makes <form
>>> action="..."> URIs where the result would just be the default URI anyway.
>>> Perhaps one could just get away with <form action=""> in those cases?
>> Personally I find empty actions disturbing.  I know it might be valid and
>> all that, but it just looks wrong.
> I find your lack of faith disturbing. ;-)
> Empty actions are perfectly valid. They're recommended for a lot of
> cases. I use them all the time. Actually, the "action" is just defined
> as a URI reference, however an empty-URI is defined to point to the
> current page. From RFC 2396:
> 4.2. Same-document References
>    A URI reference that does not contain a URI is a reference to the
>    current document.  In other words, an empty URI reference within a
>    document is interpreted as a reference to the start of that document,
>    and a reference containing only a fragment identifier is a reference
>    to the identified fragment of that document.  Traversal of such a
>    reference should not result in an additional retrieval action.
>    However, if the URI reference occurs in a context that is always
>    intended to result in a new request, as in the case of HTML's FORM
>    element, then an empty URI reference represents the base URI of the
>    current document and should be replaced by that URI when transformed
>    into a request.
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