Submit form with multiple links

First let me paste my code:

	          <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #c1c1c1;" id="box-table-a">

				<th width="34" scope="col"></th>
                <th width="170" scope="col">Category Name</th>
                <th width="170" scope="col">Details</th>
                <th width="50" scope="col">Status</th>
                <th width="90" scope="col">Added</th>
                <th width="90" scope="col">Creator</th>
			  <form method="post" id="formsubmit" name="formsubmit" action="<?php echo "./news.php?section=categoriesnews"; ?>">
		<?php $query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `news-sections`");
					while($row = mysql_fetch_array( $query )) {
						$sid 		= $row['id'];
						$status 	= $row['status'];
						$name 		= $row['name'];
						$details	= $row['details'];
						$addedby 	= $row['addedby'];
						$addeddate = date("F j, Y", $row['addeddate']);
						$status = str_replace("1", "<img src='./images/icons/action_check.gif' />", $status );
						$status = str_replace("0", "<img src='./images/icons/action_delete.gif' />", $status );
						$query2 = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `users` where id = '$addedby'");
						while($row2 = mysql_fetch_array( $query2 )) {
							$addedby =  $row2['username'];
							echo "	<tr>
								<td width='34'><label><input type='checkbox' name='cid' id='cid' value='$sid'/></label></td>
										<td><a href='./users.php?section=categoriesnews&do=edit&id=$sid'>$name</a></td>

				<tr class="footer">
					<td colspan="6">
					<a href="#" class="edit_inline"		onclick="document.getElementById('edit').submit();" >Edit</a>
					<a href="#" class="delete_inline" 	onclick="document.getElementById('delete').submit();" >Delete</a>
					<a href="#" class="approve_inline"	onclick="document.getElementById('activate').submit();" >Activate</a>
					<a href="#" class="reject_inline" 	onclick="document.getElementById('disable').submit();" >Disable</a>

Now a picture:

What I am failing to understand is how I can use a form, have a checkbox next to each row of data with the value of the rowid, and then the user chooses what link to click. I am not sure how to process this. If I want to activate a row, how would I get my form to recognise that I have clicked “Activate” link to submit the form.

Do you want to get values in a single string from multiple checkboxes on the same page?

I would like the user to be able to select multiple checkboxes, and then choose which action to take against them.

If I was using submit buttons I could just use:

name = "activate"
name = "disable"
name = "edit"
name = "delete"

in each of the submit buttons, and then it will be a case of:





But since I am using <a href> to submit the form, I don’t know how to do this.

You could use $_GET, but IMHO that is a very poor idea for CRUD operations

Right, I quess I will have to use $_GET…

But now my question is, if I tick a radio box, how do I get the value of that radio box and put it into the <a> tag?

<input type='radio' name='cid' id='cid' value='$sid'/>

Get the ID from the input above, and put it below:

<a href="./users.php?section=categoriesnews&action=delete&id=$IDHERE" class="edit_inline" >Edit</a>