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Write a java program to POST a form to php3

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I want to write a java program to
automate my search over a website.
The html code of that webpage something
like this:

<form method="POST" action="the_items/list.php3">
     
<select size="1" name="class" style="font-size: 9pt">
            <option value="%">All</option>
            <option value="A">Act1</option>
            <option value="B">Act2</option>
            <option value="M">Misc</option>
</select>
<select size="1" name="category" style="font-size: 9pt">
            <option value="%">All</option>
            <option value="c1">category1</option>
            <option value="c2">category2</option>
            <option value="OT">Others</option>
</select>
<select size="1" name="idate" style="font-size: 9pt">
            <option value="100000">No Limit Date</option>
            <option value="1">Today/Yesterday</option>
            <option value="7">Last Week</option>
            <option value="30">Last Month</option>
</select>
<input type="text" name="keyword" size="20" style="font-size: 9pt">

Can some one give me a simple example
java code on how to submit this form to
the server and get search answer from
the server.

I have tried the code like those given
in http://www.javaworld.com/javatips/f_jw-javatip41.html
and
http://www.javaworld.com/javatips/f_jw-javatip34.html
The result are negative. Where should
I specify
action="the_items/list.php3
in the java program?
         
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>> action="the_items/list.php3"

"the_items/list.php3" is part of the url.
in Java you need the full URL - that is
http://www.yourserver.com/main/the_items/list.php3
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Commented:
Hi, Thanks for replying to my questions.
There are still two places I don't
understand very well.
(1). I want to run the program as a
java application. However, getCodeBase()
is the member function of Applet class.
(2). Isn't it true that getCodeBase()
gets the URL address of the current
applet, which in this case, is my own
url address. But the date I want to
search is in the website have some
different URL address from where the
applet is stored. Why in all the
examples about POST method using
getCodeBase() method? Why can't I just
specify the URL address directly in the
following statement:
URL destURL = new URL("http://www.xyz.com/the_items/list.php3");
Please comment and Thanks in advance.


Commented:
Yeh you can use it like that.
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