To POST form data without using the = symbol in the payload, you can use the FormData API in JavaScript. The FormData API allows you to construct and send form data easily, including files and key-value pairs, without manually serializing the data.

Here's how you can achieve it:

  1. HTML Form: Create an HTML form with the desired fields. Make sure to provide the name attribute for each form field so that it becomes the key in the form data.
<form id="myForm"> <input type="text" name="field1" value="value1"> <input type="text" name="field2" value="value2"> <!-- Add more form fields here --> <button type="button" onclick="postData()">Submit</button> </form>
  1. JavaScript: In your JavaScript code, use the FormData API to gather the form data and send it as a POST request.
function postData() { const form = document.getElementById('myForm'); const formData = new FormData(form); // Optional: You can append additional data to the FormData object if needed formData.append('additionalField', 'additionalValue'); fetch('your_post_url', { method: 'POST', body: formData }) .then(response => response.json()) .then(data => { // Handle the response data here }) .catch(error => { console.error('Error:', error); }); }

In the JavaScript code above, we create a FormData object and pass the HTML form element to it. The FormData object automatically collects all the form data, using the input field names as keys and their values as values. We then use the fetch API to send the form data as a POST request to the specified URL.

When the form is submitted, the data will be sent in the request payload without using the = symbol. Instead, the data will be encoded as a multipart/form-data, which is the standard way to submit form data that includes files or non-URL-encoded characters.

This method allows you to easily handle and send form data without manually serializing the data or dealing with the = symbol in the payload.

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