httplib web client problem

Erik Myllymaki erik at pacific-shores.com
Mon Sep 25 18:00:28 CEST 2000


Thanks for you help. I still seem to be having some problems though. My
debug output now looks like this:

send: 'POST /mailadmin?admin:mailboxes:makebox HTTP/1.0\015\012'
send: 'Authorization: Basic
cm9vdEBwYWNpZmljLXNob3Jlcy5jb206dGltZTM0\015\012'
send: '\015\012'
send: 'fullname=TestUser&userid=temp&password=letmein&mailhandling=return'
reply: 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK\015\012'

But the server still doesn't seem to recognize the variables.

Maybe there is a cookie that I need to deal with?

Thanks again,

"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at telia.com> wrote in message
news:lLCz5.569$d5.31021 at newsb.telia.net...
> Erik wrote:
> > >The request gets sent through without an error, but the
> > >server doesn't seem to recognize my request variables that I send in
the
> > >header?
> > >
> > >. . .
> > >
> > >This is the client that I am trying to use in place of the above form:
> > > . . .
> > >h = httplib.HTTP(Server)
> > >h.putheader('userid', 'user')
> > >h.putheader('fullname', 'Full Username')
> > >h.putheader('mailhandling', '~')
> > >h.putheader('password', 'letmein')
>
> "putheader" is used for protocol-level things, like the
> size and type of the body, etc.  it's not used to send
> application-level data.
>
> Kragen:
> > Form variables aren't sent as extra HTTP headers, which is how you are
> > sending them; in POST, they're sent in the body.  It looks like you
> > need to call the send() method to send the form variables (after you
> > call endheaders()), but I'm not sure if there's an off-the-shelf way to
> > encode the parameters properly or if you need to do that yourself by
> > hand.
>
> use urllib instead of httplib:
>
> data = {
>     "userid": "user",
>     "fullname": "Full Username",
>     ...
> }
>
> f = urllib.urlopen(url, urllib.urlencode(data))
>
> for details, see the urllib documentation.
>
> </F>
>
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