I'm trying to direct a browser to a different page. If I wanted a GET request, I might say
document.location.href = 'http://example.com/q=a';
But the resource I'm trying to access won't respond properly unless I use a POST request. If this were not dynamically generated, I might use the HTML
<form action="http://example.com/" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="q" value="a">
Then I would just submit the form from the DOM.
What's the best cross browser implementation?
I'm sorry I was not clear. I need a solution that changes the location of the browser, just like submitting a form. If this is possible with XMLHttpRequest , it is not obvious. And this should not be asynchronous, nor use XML, so Ajax is not the answer.