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Re: [Lynx-dev] Post_data, or, how can I automagically send a username/pa

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Post_data, or, how can I automagically send a username/password to a site?
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:07:56 +0000
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On 01/12/16 04:44, jeremy bentham wrote:
  lynx -post_data <site>
  username or barcode: <username>
   (the name of the username field)
  password: <password>

That is not a standard format for post data. Post data should be directly in the wire format, see: <>. Also, it is unlikely that anyone would include spaces in the wire format for forms, and if they did, they would need to be replaced by "+" or "%20" The labels on the displayed form need bear no resemblance to the wire format.

I would assume that Lynx sends application/x-www-form-urlencoded as the content-type, so can only post in that format.

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