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lynx-dev Re: How to input data to Lynx via a Flatfile /STDIN

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: lynx-dev Re: How to input data to Lynx via a Flatfile /STDIN
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 17:30:11 -0400

On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 10:57:14AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> I trying to provide Lynx stdin from flat flat in Windows NT.   For Examples:
> Type input filed [sic] in the HTML
> ID:___________________________
> >From the Command Line:
> c:\lynx\>lynx -post_data error_file=c:\temp\err.dat -trace -pauth=ali:pas
> < lynx.dat
> Lynx.dat Content:
> /
> ID ^M
> FYI!: ^M = CR or \n
> The above expamle does not work. The error file shows:     
> ID_____1234^MAli^M135
>  S. State Collage^M0987655^M
> Also, I see Filed Tags.
> Would you please let me know as to how can I use a flat file to input
> infomration into a HTML INPUT TEXT And Select list.

You need to give the field names and values to pass to the form
(assuming there is a typical form to submit values to).  There are
recent discussions on how to do this in the list archives.  One

echo 'number=6552' | lynx -post_data ...

Multiple fields would be separated with the "&" character, and
spaces translated to "%20" strings.

Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
Just that?

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