The only way data gets from a browser to a server is via form submissions, XHR (Ajax) requests, etc.
@Sue: have a care regarding line length and weird formatting.
You can't really do what I was trying to do. As you said you can only get data from client to server via posting of a form and some other techniques . . . so I've rearranged things and everything is working fine now . . .
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