Getting data from a secure web page
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 19:01:29 EST 2010
I need the ability to download a secure web page (I have the login
details) and get data from it. This is so I can allow everyone to
monitor internet usage, so we don't go over in a month and get
speed-capped to dial-up to speeds.
On my browser, I go to
and when I enter the name & password, I get to
<https://memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/myusage/> which has the data I
I have tried using Rev directly:
put URL "https://memberservices.optuszoo.com.au/myusage/"
put URL "https://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/myusage/"
but these give no data at all.
Then I tried curl, but I have to say I find it very confusing with
it's multitude of options. I tried several options that gave nothing
and some that gave me back a web page, but always just the login page
revBrowser allows me to get the login page, enter my details and
login, then get the html source so I can find the usage data I need,
but this is only a useful technique if I have a way to submit a form
automatically from a revBrowser.
So does anyone have a way of getting data from a page like this?
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