urllib2: post request to textarea

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Sat Apr 10 06:36:30 CEST 2010

bfrederi <brfredericks at gmail.com> wrote:
>I'm getting a 500 error when attempting to make a post request with
>urllib2 to a form with a <textarea> tag. When I create the post
>request with all the other post data, I don't get a 500. Just the part
>of the form that is a <textarea>. Is this just a coincidence, and my
>real problem is something else?

It's just a coincidence.  The contents of a <textarea> are transmitted
exactly like the contents of an <input type=text>.  My guess is that you
did the encoding improperly.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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