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Re^4: File upload w/WWW::Mechanize

by c-alpha (Initiate)
on Dec 30, 2019 at 17:16 UTC ( #11110773=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: File upload w/WWW::Mechanize
in thread File upload w/WWW::Mechanize

With recent versions of WWW::Mechanize (only tried 1.91 or later), there is a simpler solution:

$response = $mech->submit_form( with_fields => { 'filechooserelement' => [ [ $tmpfile, $uploadfile ], 1 ], ... , }, );

Where tmpfile is the pathname to the file in your file system, and uploadfile is the filename that will be given in the in the multipart request to the server (be sure to never include a path here). WWW::Mechanize takes care of whether it's a PUT or POST, etc. filechooserelement must be a form field of type file to trigger this behaviour, of course.

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Re^5: File upload w/WWW::Mechanize
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 30, 2019 at 19:23 UTC

    WWW::Mechanize takes care of whether it's a PUT or POST, etc


    PUT is a HTTP method, and its one not supported by html forms. Mechanize submit_form doesn't support it either since HTML::Form doesn't. HTML::Form simply passes along upload filename to LWP family (see link above). LWP (HTTP....) does not support multipart/form-data for PUTs , only for POSTS....

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