SPUG: Re: Can this even be done?

Aaron W. West tallpeak at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 22 15:22:45 CDT 2004

Sounds pretty trivial...shouldn't be hard with LWP. Grab the html, do a
couple of replacements, then spew the text out to your CGI user.

eg, replace "<input size=10 maxlength=10 name=TO>"
with: "<input size=10 maxlength=10 name=TO value=\"$phone\">"

You would also have to change: action="send_message_cgi.asp" to:

Although I see little reason to do this.

Why not display your own page to the user and post the information to the
send_message_cgi.asp page from your perl script, then display the reponse to
the user?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Coleman" <coleman_dave at hotmail.com>
To: <spug-list at mail.pm.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:45 PM
Subject: SPUG: Can this even be done?

  I have a new and exciting task in my perl adventures.  I don't know if
it's even possible to do, but I do know that I don't know how to do it.
  I want to build a link ( or something you can click on, it doesn't need to
be a link ) on a web page that is under my control that will access a 3rd
party page ( one that is not under my control ) and automatically fill one
or more of the text boxes on that page.  I do not need any input from the
user to do this, the text to be inserted is just a phone number, and I will
code that.  I just need to open the page, fill one field, and let the user
fill another field.  If you really want to see the page I'm trying to do
this to :
  Any guidance or suggestions would be welcomed.

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