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4.14 How do I pass a variable from WML to ASP?

Let's say you have an ASP called "myasp.asp", and you have a WML variable called "wmlvar". When requested as "myasp.asp?wmlvar=something", you can grab the contents of the variable like this:

dim aspvar
aspvar = Request.QueryString("wmlvar")

The ASP variable "aspvar" will now contain the string "something". To make things easier, the ASP variable can of course have the same name as the WML variable.

Here is a sample showing different ways of passing variables

<%Response.ContentType = "text/vnd.wap.wml"%>
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE wml PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 1.1//EN" "http://...">
<!-- VarTest.asp a code sample for Thewirelessfaq by  -->
dim i
dim z
dim NrThingy
dim Action
NrThingy = Request("NrThingy")
i = int(Request("i"))
Action = Request("Action")
z = Request.Querystring("z")
<card id="foobar" title="Foobar" newcontext="true">
<p>z = <%=z%></p>
<p>i = <%=i%></p>
<p>NrThingy = <%=NrThingy%></p>
<p>Action = <%=Action%></p>
<p>Enter i <input name="i" type="text" maxlength="3" format="*N" /></p>
Choose nr Thingy
<select name="NrThingy" ivalue="<%=NrThingy%>">
  <option value="1">1 Thingy</option>
  <option value="2">2 Thingy</option>
  <option value="3">3 Thingy</option>
<anchor title="Show">Show Thingy
 <go href="vartest.asp?z=<%=i + 1%>" method="post">
  <postfield name="i" value="$(i)" />
  <postfield name="NrThingy" value="$(NrThingy)" />
  <postfield name="Action" value="Hidden" />
Related information

Chapter 8 in "Professional WAP" from Wrox

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