Thanks for pointing that out!  That is my problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lyndon Samson [mailto:lyndon.samson / gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 2:00 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: http.post question

<form action='/hi.phtml'...

you seem to call loginpage.phtml

Maybe thats the problem?


On 9/28/05, Jon Larsen <jlarsen / guidance.com> wrote:
>
> I'm trying to recover a neopet creation for my son and thought this
might
> be
> an opportunity for me to expand my ruby knowledge.
>
> My daughter remembers that the name of the neopet is dannyphantomXXX
where
> XXX is 3 digits. She also remembers the animal type. So if I can parse
> through this list from 1 to 999 and check the animal type I should be
able
> to find the neopet or at least narrow the field. Once we find the
neopet,
> we have the password to access it.
>
> I'm writing a program that will post the neopet name to the login page
> (http://www.neopet.com/loginpage.phtml). If the neopet name is valid
it
> will show an active neopet name and ask for the password. The
> login page has a form on it:
>
> <form action='/hi.phtml' method='post'><table align=center width=300
> cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0><input type='hidden' name='destination'
> value='/petcentral.phtml'><tr><td
> bgcolor='#ffeeaa'><b>Username</b></td><td
> bgcolor='#ffffcc'><input type='text' name='username' value='' size=12
> maxlength=20 onFocus='this.select()'></td></tr><tr><td align=center
> colspan=2 bgcolor='#ffeecc'><input type='submit' value='Log In to
> Neopets!'></td></tr></table></form>
>
> If I can post the username (dannyphantom999) to the form and get the
> results of the page I'll be able to find all the specific animals and
> narrow
> the search.
>
> Here's my code:
>
> #! /usr/local/bin/ruby -w
>
> require 'net/http'
>
> neopetpre = "dannyphantom"
>
> h = Net::HTTP.new('www.neopets.com <http://www.neopets.com>', 80)
>
> resp, data = h.get('/loginpage.phtml', nil )
> puts "Code = #{resp.code}"
> puts "Message = #{resp.message}"
> resp.each {|key, val| printf "%-14s = %-40.40s\n", key,val }
> puts data
>
> params = "username=dannyphantom999"
> resp, data = h.post2('/loginpage.phtml', params )
> puts "Code = #{resp.code}"
> puts "Message = #{resp.message}"
> resp.each {|key, val| printf "%-14s = %-40.40s\n", key,val }
> puts data
>
> The post updates the username but it doesn't seem to execute the page.
> It doesn't return the results I'm expecting based on manually entering
the
> name and clicking on Log In to Neopets!
>
> Is there some way to get the page to act like I've clicked on the
button?
>
> I'm running Ruby 1.8.2 on Windows XP sp2.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>


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