[UPHPU] Screen scripting and form submission

Adam Barrett utahcon at utahcon.com
Tue Aug 12 12:12:48 MDT 2014


I am sure you aren't looking for a book plug but...

http://www.nostarch.com/webbots.htm

That one will teach all you need to know for this and future projects like
it.

Adam


On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Justin Purdie <jpurdie at skyvantage.com>
wrote:

> So I've got a project that I don't have any experience in, and am wondering
> if any of you could point me in the right direction. Basically I need to
> set up a script on a cron that will:
>
>    1. Login to a website.
>    2. "click" on an anchor which calls a javascript function to submit a
>    form.
>    3. Fill out form fields with dynamic content.
>    4. submit that form
>
> I've used this to login to the website via curl (
> http://simplehtmldom.sourceforge.net/), but not really sure how to handle
> cookies, clicking links, and submitting forms.
>
> Really unsure as to the direction I should take this. Any help is
> appreciated.
>
>
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