GET URL with cookies
bertshuler at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 10 11:56:14 EDT 2008
That is exactly the right direction I needed to go. Thanks.
I am putting the cookie found by your routine into httpHeaders
It still isnt working, but I feel like this is the right path. I need
to validate that the cookie is actually being sent.
I wish there was a way to watch the http traffic go by.
On Jul 10, 2008, at 10:46 AM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2008, at 10:10 AM, Bert Shuler wrote:
>> I have a site which I need to authenticate to. I do this:
>> put URL "http://site.com/login?uid="&URLEncode("bert at site.com") &
>> "&password=" & URLEncode("mypass") into field "html"
>> The host site validates my password, sets a cookie, and redirects
>> me to the front page, which because I have a validated cookie,
>> shows me I am logged in. This works fine in a browser, but it seem
>> "put URL" is doing the redirect, but dropping the cookie. So I
>> never actually get logged in.
>> My question is this, can I make "put URL" keep the cookies? Or, as
>> an alternate solution, can I make the revBrowser upload files with
>> zero user intervention?
>> Any pointers will be appreciated.
> Hi Bert,
> I think you have to handle cookies manually. I just did some work
> with cookies yesterday so here are some notes based on that
> I'm using 'post' rather than 'put' but after executing the 'post'
> command I used libURLLastRHHeaders() to retrieve the header that the
> server sent back. You will find at least one line that starts with
> What you are responsible for doing is extracting the cookie from
> that line and creating a 'Cookie' entry in the header you send to
> the server with each request. I put together a handler that takes
> libURLLastRHHeaders(), extracts the cookies and stores them in a
> script local variable (this code is for a library, you could easily
> return the result) that I then assign to 'the httpheaders' property
> before I send a request to the server expecting the cookie. Here is
> what it looks like:
> local sCookieHeader
> ## Parse header returned from a server and create a cookie header
> that can be sent back: Cookie: cookie1;cookie2;cookie3;...
> private command _StoreCookies pHeader
> local theCharNo,theCookieLine,theLineNo,theOffset
> put empty into sCookieHeader
> put 0 into theOffset
> repeat forever
> put lineoffset("Set-Cookie:", pHeader, theOffset) into
> if theLineNo > 0 then
> add theOffset to theLineNo
> put line theLineNo of pHeader into theCookieLine
> delete word 1 of theCookieLine ## Set-Cookie:
> put offset(";", theCookieLine) into theCharNo
> if theCharNo > 0 then
> delete char theCharNo to -1 of theCookieLine
> end if
> put theCookieLine & ";" after sCookieHeader
> put theLineNo into theOffset
> exit repeat
> end if
> end repeat
> if the last char of sCookieHeader is ";" then
> delete the last char of sCookieHeader
> end if
> if sCookieHeader is not empty then
> put "Cookie: " before sCookieHeader
> end if
> return empty
> end _StoreCookies
> Hopefully this helps.
> Trevor DeVore
> Blue Mango Learning Systems
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