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WWW::Mechanize Problem POSTing Form

by jerrygarciuh (Curate)
on Jun 29, 2004 at 15:18 UTC ( #370501=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
jerrygarciuh has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Esteemed monks,
When using WWW::Mechanize to automate the use of a form whose method is POST I get the following error from whichever line submits the form:

Error POSTing http://www.auduboninstitute.org/test/next.html: Method Not Allowed at ./mech.pl line 26

I have tried using $mech->submit(); and $mech->click(); and get the same results. The CPAN documentation doesn't mention POST at all so I assume it is possible to make this work...

# Tried this first $mech->submit_form( form_number => 0, fields => { login => 'myName', password => 'sumPass' } ); # Also tried $mech->set_visible( $login, $password ); $mech->submit(); # And this $mech->set_visible( $login, $password ); $mech->click();

Any advice?

TIA,

jg
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Re: WWW::Mechanize Problem POSTing Form
by kappa (Chaplain) on Jun 29, 2004 at 15:57 UTC
    Are you POSTing to a static HTML? Apache does not allow this. You'll probably want to correct your form's action attribute to point to some script.

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