Questions about WebHook

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    AmSteve
    Asked on June 19, 2014 at 02:38 PM

    A quick followup to Mike's answer. Another page on the site: http://www.jotform.com/answers/378680-What-is-webhooks says what seems to be an opposite overview:

    Webhook is a technique used to send HTTP POST notifications to a URL. They can be used to connect apps together or just send data.

    So what's the diff between posting data and a webhook? Webhook = JSON?

    If hitting an endpoint at my server backed by an ASP.NET MVC controller, I think I'd be better of POSTing data becuase of how well MVC binds a form to an internal structure. 

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    EltonCris
    Answered on June 19, 2014 at 02:47 PM

    Hi Steve,

    They are actually pretty similar. The only difference about the two base on my observation is that the post data is sent to the thank you page meaning you can have post data while redirecting to a custom thank you page on your own. This allows you to print the form data within your page e.g. if you want to share information to the user after form submission.

    While Webhook works silently when the form is submitted. No redirects, therefore you don't need to create a custom thank you page.

    You can choose which ever that suites your requirements. :)

    Cheers!