HTML Forms (GET and POST)
When a form is submitted to a PHP script, the information from that form is automatically made available to the script. There are many ways to access this information, for example:
Example #1 A simple HTML form
Depending on your particular setup and personal preferences, there are many ways to access data from your HTML forms. Some examples are:
Example #2 Accessing data from a simple POST HTML form
// Available since PHP 4.1.0
// As of PHP 5.0.0, these long predefined variables can be
// disabled with the register_long_arrays directive.
// Available if the PHP directive register_globals = on. As of
// PHP 4.2.0 the default value of register_globals = off.
// Using/relying on this method is not preferred.
Using a GET form is similar except you'll use the appropriate GET predefined variable instead. GET also applies to the QUERY_STRING (the information after the '?' in a URL). So, for example, https://www.example.com/test.php?id=3 contains GET data which is accessible with $_GET['id']. See also $_REQUEST and import_request_variables().