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From Roland Weber <ROLWE...@de.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: unexpected result from HttpClient Post
Date Tue, 29 Aug 2006 06:16:48 GMT
Hello John,

> I used HttpClient to Post to a web page.  The ResponseBody though is
> the original web page, almost as if I did a Get instead of a Post.
> The field I populated is populated in the HTML.  It's as if I manually
> went to the web page, populated the field and didn't hit Enter or
> press the Submit button.  Does this sound at all familiar?
> 
> Here's my Jython code.
> 
> client = HttpClient()
> postMethod = PostMethod('http://xyz.com')
> postMethod.addParameter('fieldName', '2174131320')
> statusCode = client.executeMethod(postMethod)
> assert statusCode == HttpStatus.SC_OK
> print getResponseBodyAsString()

Posting forms is not as easy as you seem to think.
Please follow the instructions in the primer:
http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-httpclient/ForAbsoluteBeginners

hope that helps,
  Roland


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