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Re: lynx-dev -post_data

From: Matt Staley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev -post_data
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 08:09:35 -0400 (EDT)

Ah....When you brought up the issue with javascript in onSubmit, I tested
the netscape by turning off the javascript. I got exactly the same error
that lynx spit out.  

Ok...for my future reference, I have two questions.  One, how do I get
stuff from archives regarding to post_data?  two, about URL, you're right
that I am sending those data to the wrong url. I have to go to first to login.
Next, I then post the data to
Question is, how do i put them in one command line without any


On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Matt Staley wrote:
> > How the heck do I use -post_data?   if the web site has like this,
> > <FORM NAME="lookup_form" METHOD="POST" ACTION="/cgi-bin/zip_agent" 
> >   onSubmit="return ValidateLookupForm()">
> > ...blah blah
> > <input type=text name="city" size=24>
> > ...blah blah
> > <input type=text name="state" size=2>
> > ...blah blah
> > <input type=text name="zip" size=2>
> > ...blah blah
> > </form>
> The use of onSubmit can mean that it won't work with lynx at all
> since something like javascript is required.  In that case the
> other attributes (NAME, METHOD, ACTION) may be rather meaningless.
> But we don't know that.
> > If i just want to type one command to pass a value like 21777 to zip and
> > ignore the do i do it?
> The form recipient will probably expect something for 'city' and 'state'.
> So make your data at least
> city=&state=&zip=21777
> > i tried like:
> > lynx -auth=joe:somepwd -post_data <
> > test
> > 
> > What am i doing wrong?
> You are sending your stuff to the wrong URL!
> You need the URL from the ACTION attribute, not that of the page
> containing the form.
> If you have more questions, *please describe what is happening and give
> us the error messages and so on*.
> Check the lynx-dev archives.  There were several related threads in
> the last 2 or 3 months, look for "post_data" in the subject.
> Also check the current month's archive for other responses, if you have
> not subscribed to the list.
>    Klaus

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