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From: Horton, Darnell <Darnell.Horton@marriott.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 18:38:14 -0500
Message-ID: <D3CC02C7B9CCD211BF610008C7A4FBEE0CD367E3@mcncmdm1exis5.marriott.com>
To: "Www-Lib (E-mail)" <www-lib@w3.org>
Hi, I'm new to libwww. I ran into it when I was looking for something to
incorporate into a command line batch job to post some XML data to a server.

I used the included sample prog in the latest win32 distribution, and I'm
not quite sure how I would post XML data to the server correctly. Here is a
sample of what I attempted to send to the server:

comline -post http://servername/scripts/wpnbr.dll -form "
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16" ?> 
  <!DOCTYPE NFuseProtocol> 
- <NFuseProtocol version="1.2">
- <RequestAppData>
  <Scope traverse="onelevel" type="PNFolder" /> 
- <Credentials>
  <Password encoding="ctx1">NFHALEBBMHGCLEBBMDGGKMAJNOHLLKBP</Password> 
  <Domain type="NT">testdomain</Domain> 

I captured the raw xml data via a protcol analyzer and I ran the XML through
a XML syntax util to fix my incorrect character interpretation when I
retyped it. Well, when I sedn the data to the server, it results in the
server returning an internal server error. I sent it to the server using the
already crafted "comline" prog. It seems obvious that posting XML data like
this was not the intended use of the "-form" switch. There was another
utility mentioned somewhere in my reading @w3.org named "webcon" that was
supposed to be a free form line browser, but it is no place to be found. I'm
not sure if something is already done that can do what I need it to or if I
need to code something else.

Anyway, if someone has managed to do something like this, I would greatly
appreciate any help that can be offered on this. I have seen some of the
sample code, but I'm worried that XML posts may have to be handled in
another manner than the sample code was written.

Thanks a lot

Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:38:45 UTC

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