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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
Take a simple search scenario where you want to allow the user to search as part of a search form but also as part of the url.  Given the following two options, which, if any, is deemed to be best practice and why?The following services both the get and post versions of the request.public ActionResult Search(string searchCriteria) { // Get search results. return View(results); } Or split them out...[HttpPost] public ActionResult SearchPost(string searchCriteria) { return RedirectToAction("Search", new { searchCriteria = searchCriteria }); } [HttpGet] public ActionResult Search(string searchCriteria) { // Get search results. return View(results); } Thanks.

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