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getting an HTTP Error 500 on a form post

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I'm hoping someone here can answer my problem - I'm getting a 500
error when I run this code. What it should do is setup cookies, log
in, then post a file to a form. The problem is it throws an exception
at ClientCookie.urlopen( The webserver hosting the form
is fine, the python looks like it should work, I cant figure out how
to solve or debug this.

######### python code
# cookie handler
cookieJar = ClientCookie.CookieJar()
opener =
ClientCookie.build_opener(ClientCookie.HTTPCookieP rocessor(cookieJar))
opener.addheaders = [("User-agent","Mozilla/5.0 (compatible)")]
fp = ClientCookie.urlopen("")
forms = ClientForm.ParseResponse(fp)

# login
form = forms[0]
form["j_username"] = "bob" # use your userid
form["j_password"] = "1234" # use your password
fp = ClientCookie.urlopen(

# post new file
fp = ClientCookie.urlopen("")
forms = ClientForm.ParseResponse(fp)
form = forms[0]
form["reportId"] = "4239"
form.add_file(open("/home/filename.xml"), "text/plain",
request =
fp = ClientCookie.urlopen(request)

########### error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 62, in upload_xml
fp = ClientCookie.urlopen(request)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ClientCookie/", line 717, in urlopen
return, data)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 387, in open
response = meth(req, response)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ClientCookie/", line 391, in http_response
"http", request, response, code, msg, hdrs)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 425, in error
return self._call_chain(*args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 360, in _call_chain
result = func(*args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 506, in
raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)
urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Error
Jun 27 '08 #1
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problem solved...changes to the python code were not necessary
Jun 27 '08 #2

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