[pmwiki-users] GET/POST generated by a windows client/server tool

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Mar 12 19:06:21 CDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:34:31PM +0100, St�phane Heckel wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm testing a very popular tool in France that can be used to develop 
> GUI&database applications on windows.
> There is one instruction that can be used to 'connect' to internet and play 
> with get&post to simulate inputs, ..
> ie : If I want to simulate the 'POST' login/password process on the Pmwiki 
> login page, I just have to run the following :
> StrParam is a string
> StrParam = "authid=steph"
> StrParam += "&authpw=pword"
> Res = 
> HTTPRequ�te(http://localhost/index.php?n=Main.HomePage?action=login?,"","",StrParam)
> It works, ..
> I now want to extend the use of this concept and update a page, ...  I use 
> the same mechanism, ...
> StrParam = "basetime=1205318858"
> StrParam += "&text=toto"
> StrParam += "&csum=textwindev"
> StrParam += "&author=steph"
> StrParam += "&diffclass=minor"

You also need &action=edit, &post=1, and possibly n=Main.HomePage.  

Since the request is coming in as a POST request, PHP 
(and/or other items) may not look at the url for additional
parameters such as ?action= and ?n=.  So, the edit form
that is POSTed has the action= and n= values as hidden
fields in the form.

You also need post=1 (or post=something) so that PmWiki knows
that the page is being submitted as a "save page" button
as opposed to some other action (e.g., Preview, Save+Edit,
Cancel, etc.).


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