Web page fields

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 18:07:54 EST 2015


If the page isn't too complicated and you can figure out how things are
being sent.. (easy if the page works with GET requests.. just look at how
it structures the url, and build your own with your query in place of your
experimental query) If its a post, you might be able to figure out what is
being sent, and post directly to the page that handles things, but some
pages seem to purposely obfuscate things so its hard to tell.
I think you can use firebug to look at how things are sent too, which might
be an end run around deciphering page source.

An example of a get URL, simplest method for google...  :
https://www.google.com/search?q=bill+vlahos  Replace the stuff after = with
your url encoded search string.

A post is, like I said, can be harder to determine depending on how
complicated the page is.


On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:

> This isn’t a LiveCode question specifically.
>
> Let’s say there is a web page and it has a search field on it.
>
> Can I make a URL that puts text into the field? In this case I don’t even
> need to press return as the search field will search automatically when
> typing text in the field. This particular web page does NOT automatically
> put the cursor in the search field.
>
> I’m guessing it is a javascript that does this.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Vlahos
>
>
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