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Transferring Data between pages

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Hi, I am trying to find methods/tools that will help me automate the
process of manually copying some data from one web page form and
pasting them to another.

We have to frequently fill out a web page entry form (belonging to
another website which we have no control over), part of the data on
that form exists in our in-house developed Web application (windows
XP). Instead of manually copying and pasting the same data fields from
one form into the other, we want to find the methods, technologies, or
tools available that can grab data from our page and paste them into
equivalent fields of the other page by a click of a button. For
example, in our web page we are displaying today's date and temperature
and by click of a button (or some other intermediary process here) we
want to copy this information and paste it into equivalent date and
temperature fields of another Web Page.

Your help and recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Hooman

Jul 24 '05 #1
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in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, hz*******@yahoo.com wrote:
We have to frequently fill out a web page entry form (belonging to
another website which we have no control over), part of the data on
that form exists in our in-house developed Web application (windows
XP). Instead of manually copying and pasting the same data fields from
one form into the other, we want to find the methods, technologies, or
tools available that can grab data from our page and paste them into
equivalent fields of the other page by a click of a button.


Why? It would me much more simple to make your own page to submit form to
the external server? Assuming there is no code in other server that would
sniff referrer and not allow it...

Do this: Copy form from other page
Make your own script to output same form with right data. (Do not change
action or method in start tag of form)
Use form.

You can of course skip creation of form, and just send it automatically
on given time etc. Find suitable RFC that describes what is needed, or
use some script/program that will that for you (there is likely to be one
for popular server side languages...)

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