Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 16:18:08 +0200 (EET)
> On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Nick Chirca wrote:
> > I am trying to fill in a form, a text message that I get from a file.
> > open F,"text.file";
> > @data=<F>;
> > close F;
> > Curl::easy::setopt($curl, Curl::easy::CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, \@data);
> Set CURLOPT_VERBOSE to 1 and you'll get to see the entire HTTP request curl
> makes, it often explains enough.
I did that, but I couldn't realize what the problem is. The data from that
text file is not sent. Attached you can find the output of the script,
using the verbose option of curl.
> I bet this fails because CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS wants a string, not an array
> Try something like this:
> Curl::easy::setopt($curl, Curl::easy::CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, join("", @data));
I changed that, but I saw no improvement.
> > How am I suppose to fill in this form, some text ?
> For details on how to script HTML forms with curl, check out the
> TheArtOfHttpScripting document.
Well, I do read this document from
Actually this doecument is the first I read about cURL and it made install
and try to use it to solve my problems. And yes, I am having progresses, I
But the problem is that the document we're talking about describes how to
use cURL from the command line.
"The form would look very similar to the previous one:
<form method="POST" action="junk.cgi">
<input type=text name="birthyear">
<input type=submit name=press value="OK">
And to use curl to post this form with the same data filled in as
before, we could do it like:
curl -d "birthyear=1905&press=OK" www.hotmail.com/when/junk.cgi
But how can I "translate" the above curl command line in a perl script
What about the below form ? What would be the appropriate perl/libcurl
<form action="verify_send_messages.cgi?PartnerUsername=blue_eyed&Username=blue_eyed" id="DataEntryForm" method="post" name="DataEntryForm">
<font face="Comic Sans MS" size="2">Send a Message to
<textarea cols="48" name="Content" rows="8"></textarea><br>
<input name="submit" type="submit" value="Send Message">
Thanks again !
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