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00:00 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on POST variable. Here I am going to use the same code as that of the get.php page, the same one that I have done in my GET variable tutorial.
00:13 If you have not seen that already, please do so and then go through this tutorial. You will be able to know all these codes about.
00:21 If you already know these codes about and you have not seen the GET tutorial, you are welcome to join us.
00:28 I have got my page with my get as previous.
00:31 I have got a new file called 'post.php'
00:36 Actually, what I want to do is change this as POST and post it as a post variable.
00:44 So, quite simply and logically I will just go through this and change this to POST
00:51 and here is what we call 'POST' instead of 'GET' and this will work.
00:57 Let me show you my post page.
01:00 There is nothing here. There is no question mark.
01:04 Let me type "Alex" and click here. But nothing has come up.
01:09 That is why,
01:11 do you remember if you are working with another file, you need to change the action.
01:19 Let's refresh it.
01:22 I can see "Alex". Let me click here and this is "Hello, Alex".
01:28 Next, we are in the 'post.php' font and there is no question mark.
01:33 Something has been taken across. It has been stored inside a post variable.
01:39 But why it is not showing two users?
01:44 This will be absolutely brilliant if we can say 'password'. Let's call this 'password'.
02:02 I'll say here "Thanks for your password" and let's go back.
02:11 And now, as you can see, this is a password field;
02:15 so I'll type 123 as my password and I click here.
02:22 It says, "Thanks for your password".
02:25 It has been stored. so it can be used. I can use it, if I want to.
02:31 I'll just change that; so it makes more sense.
02:37 Let's do a refresh and resend the data.
02:42 123, click here and it's not displaying. That's why
02:49 you should check these things. It is easy to make mistakes.
02:54 Let me type 123. Let me click here and it says "Thanks for your password" and it has given me my password.
03:06 It proves that it has been carried across, it has been stored in a post variable.
03:12 But it hasn't shown the user which could have made sense
03:16 because there would be no point having these as blocks. They are not readable in any way.
03:22 And here, there would no point having it because people can read our password.
03:27 So, it will be very easy for people to look through your internet history
03:32 and see you have typed your password. But people might get access to your account with that.
03:38 So you can see this post. These are used for functions, also the amount that can be sent through it.
03:45 So, if for example, my password was really long say over 100 characters, it will still be accepted
03:52 but in the 'get' variable you have a hundred character limit.
03:57 So, the post thus seems to be useful. But if you are evaluating things, like trying to sort out some things, you can use the get variable
04:08 just to see if your data is being passed through.
04:11 So basically that's post variable.
04:14 You would be using it a lot on projects for form submissions. This brings us to the end of this tutorial
04:22 This is Siddarth for the Spoken Tutorial Project. Thanks for watching.

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