user2556079 user2556079 - 13 days ago 6
HTML Question

How to send hidden data

I have a form(like the one below for example) where I type data, but I also want to send data which are not directly entered by the user, for example a generic Id(for a user in this case)

<form name="input" action="" method="post">
Username: <input type="text" name="user">
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>


Don't know if I have been clear enough, I hope so.

Answer

try a hidden input:

<input type="hidden" value="foo" name="user_id" />

The user can't see it, but remember that such inputs can be spoofed and need to be validated on the server just like any other input.