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Re: ASP postBack from Perl?

by Jaap (Curate)
on Jun 11, 2005 at 10:40 UTC ( #465785=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to ASP postBack from Perl?

Most of the time a GET request works too for form submission, so you might wanna try something like this:
use LWP::Simple; my $baseURL = "http://thesite/thepage.aspx"; my page = get($baseURL); if ($page =~ m/name="__VIEWSTATE" value="([^"]+)"/s) { my $viewState = $1; my $submitResult = get("$baseURL?__EVENTTARGET=theItemID&__EVENTARGU +MENT=newValue&__VIEWSTATE=$viewState"); }
Warning: untested code.

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Re^2: ASP postBack from Perl?
by wataguy (Initiate) on Jun 11, 2005 at 10:57 UTC
    The problem with that is that __VIEWSTATE for the page I'm reading is about 200K (thanks, Microsoft!), which blows the character limits on GET — running that code gives me a "broken pipe".

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