benny666 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have got this script to automate submitting a form to a website and getting the response back.
only this site is powered by .net and when I use user agent to get even the home page it is allways getting an
error and redirecting to an error page asperrorpath=...

I found out the if I turn of the cookies I get this message all the time - meaning that the site is storing id
and session on my computer as a cookie.

so I added the cookie functionality to the user agent but I can't seem to have the site store the
cookies on any cookie folder not the cutom lwp_cookies (see script)
and not he default microsoft cookie folder.

any suggestions???

use LWP::UserAgent; use HTTP::Request::Common qw(POST); use HTTP::Cookies; use HTTP::Cookies::Microsoft; BEGIN { $LWP::DebugFile::outname = 'c:/ua_debug.txt' } use LWP::DebugFile qw(+);
_____ tried that
#create cookies jar to hold the cookies for this user agent my $cookie_jar = HTTP::Cookies->new( file => "c:/MyFolder/Cookies/lwp_c +ookies.dat", autosave => 1, );
_____and also that
#create cookies jar to hold the cookies for this user agent my $cookie_jar = HTTP::Cookies::Microsoft->new( file => "c:/Documents and Settings/owner/Cookie +s/index.dat", 'delayload' => 0, ); my $ua; #user agent $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new; $ua->cookie_jar($cookie_jar); $curUrl =""; print "getting $curUrl\n"; @curContent = newGetRequest($curUrl); sub newGetRequest() { my $myUrl; my $myRes; my $myReq; # get url to create a request from $myUrl=@_[0]; # Create a request $myReq = HTTP::Request->new(GET =>"$myUrl"); #pass any cookies that exsists with this request $cookie_jar->add_cookie_header($myReq); # pass request to user agents $myRes = $ua->send_request($myReq); # if response put some cookies get them $myRes->base(""); $cookie_jar->extract_cookies($myRes); # get cookies put by the site if ($myRes->is_success) { print "Success in GET $myUrl" ; return $myRes->content; }else { print "Fail in GET $myUrl"; } }

Edit by thelenm: added code tags