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[Solved] How to Make an HTTP POST Request Work, with the .Navigate2() Method

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi

I am experimenting with HTTP Post in AutoIt,

and I am trying to create a simple example that will work.

The Form is:

<form method="post" action="/ssearch.asp" id="srchForm">
<div class="searchBtn" onClick="$('#srchForm').submit();">
<input type="text" size="45" name="search" value="" class="txt" autocomplete="off"/>
</form>

And my code is:

IECreate("")
$oIE.Navigate2("torec.net/ssearch.asp",0,"","search=test")

When running this script,

the resulting webpage shows:

"server error" .

What do I need to add/fix to make it work?

I specifically chose a simple example(tho not the most useful), just so I can make it work.

Thank you

Edited by Zohar

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There are a bunch of threads that are either all about this issue or at least mention it. Here are a couple... although they are old I can't find any newer threads about it

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I went over existing threads before creating this one.

All the older ones do not succeed.

It's pretty ironics since this is a basic things, it should be simple.

I wonder what I'm missing.

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You're missing a quote here:

$oIE.Navigate2("http://www.torec.net/ssearch.asp",0,"","search=test")

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi

You're right,

It was a problem when pasting it here.

My original code contains all needed ""s..,

And the result("server error") happens when the code contains all needed ""s..

So it still needs some fix..

Edited by Zohar

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Please try to post working code. Yours had lots of syntax errors.

Do this:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("")
$oIE.Navigate2("http://www.torec.net/ssearch.asp"]http://www.torec.net/ssearch.asp", 0x1, "_self", Binary("search=test"), "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded")

Dale

Edited by DaleHohm

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Please try to post working code. Yours had lots of syntax errors.

Yes, because when I pasted here the code, that contained a URL,

the forums system converted the URL text and added many things between it..

(the original code that I used on my pc did not have all these problems)

Do this:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("")
$oIE.Navigate2("torec.net/ssearch.asp", 0x1, "_self", Binary("search=test"), "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded")

This one worked!!!

Apparantly what was missing were 2 things:

1) Binary() around the POST Data,

2) The Additional Header you provided("Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded")

Thank youv ery much! :)

BTW,

The 0x1,

and the "_self" parts,

seem not to be needed.

Thank you very much Dale :]

Edited by Zohar

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