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Automate HTML Form Submission Via Access

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I want to create a "phrase of the day" post to an online language forum
I participate in. I would like to automate this process so that I can
randomly pull out of a big table a phrase and easily keep track of used
phrases and not have to copy and paste over and over.

The site requires a login, the HTML source reveals the following
relevant lines:

<form action="login.pl" method="post">
<input type="hidden" value="/home.pl" name="next_url" />
<input style=name="email" />
<input style=type="password" name="password" />

The topic submission form HTML source reveals the following relevant
lines:

<form action="add_bbs.pl?id=1230268" enctype="multipart/form-data"
method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="submit" value="main">
<input name="bbs_title" value="" size="50" maxlength="126" >
<textarea name="bbs_body" >

Is there are way to initiate an HTML session, emulating a browser and
logging in, and then using a post method to add a new topic?

Oct 28 '06 #1
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Probably not the best place to post this message. Please disregard.

On Oct 28, 10:57 am, mora...@hotmail.com wrote:
I want to create a "phrase of the day" post to an online language forum
I participate in. I would like to automate this process so that I can
randomly pull out of a big table a phrase and easily keep track of used
phrases and not have to copy and paste over and over.

The site requires a login, the HTML source reveals the following
relevant lines:

<form action="login.pl" method="post">
<input type="hidden" value="/home.pl" name="next_url" />
<input style=name="email" />
<input style=type="password" name="password" />

The topic submission form HTML source reveals the following relevant
lines:

<form action="add_bbs.pl?id=1230268" enctype="multipart/form-data"
method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="submit" value="main">
<input name="bbs_title" value="" size="50" maxlength="126" >
<textarea name="bbs_body" >

Is there are way to initiate an HTML session, emulating a browser and
logging in, and then using a post method to add a new topic?
Oct 28 '06 #2

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