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Re: lynx-dev -post_data not using cookies?

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev -post_data not using cookies?
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 13:10:52 -0500

000127 Karsten Ballueder wrote:
> I'm trying to do the following with lynx 2.8.1
> (as of Linux Debian Hamm - the binary of 2.8.3 I compiled
> would produce a segfault on every startup on that system):

i'll have to leave your main inquiry (below) to others,
but do you mean 2-8-3 crashes whenever you try to use it on your system?
if so, we'ld like to know with details:
you should not have to use an out-of-date version like 2-8-1 .

> I have written a small script to upload bugreports to bugzilla,
> which involves posting some form data.
> Unfortunately, it uses cookies for authorisation.
> The following works fine:
>  1. log into bugzilla with lynx, accept the cookie
>  2. exit lynx
>  3. start lynx again, point it to the form, fill it in manually & submit it 
>   --> i.e. the cookie from the previous session gets found and used
> The following fails:
>  steps 1 & 2 as above
>  3. start lynx -post_data script_url and feed the form data into it
>   --> I get a reply from the server that I need to login first.
>    It seems lynx does not use cookies when called with -post_data.
> I didn't find any help in the FAQ-O-MATIC. :-(

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