GET URL with cookies

Bert Shuler bertshuler at
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 ""&URLEncode("bert at") &  
>> "&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  
> experience.
> 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  
> 'Set-Cookie'.
> 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  
> theLineNo
>        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
>        else
>            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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