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DELPHI (NMHTTP) -> POST -> PHP-script output

Hello,

I wrote an delphi application, that send via NMHTTP
data to the php-script (internet).

The PHP-Script should use this variables, for example
i send an string "test=abc"  the script should output
abc  ( echo $test)

But the variable is empty. When I send it via ?test=abc  the output is right. The POST via Delphi's NMHTTP don't work as I want ...

can anyone help me - I can't access to the post-variables via php.

Thanx
Andy
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Try dumping the buggy Net Masters component and downloading
Indy from http://www.nevrona.com.

Use the TIdHTTP component to do the same.
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andys79Author Commented:
I don't need an commercial product for 100 things - when I need just one feature. Do anyone have a better solution?
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
First...

It is not a commercial product. It is free, included with Delphi6 and also downloadable from
http://www.nevrona.com/indy for other Delphi versions.

Can you show the code you are using?

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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
I found this using a search on http://www.tamarcka.com. Give it a try.

In viewing the content of your response, you will notice
that NMHTTP encoded your postdata like this: test%3Dabc

The reason you are getting
"Content1%3DXXXX%3FContent2%3DYYYY" is that TNMHTTP is
obviously mime-encoding your string before it is sent.

There's not much you can do about that, particularly as
the source for TNMHTTP isn't given away, unlike the rest
of the VCL.

I've only ever done this in file mode. What you need to do
in that case is to change the call to Post as follows:

NMHTTP1.Post('http://mydomain/scripts/cgiexample.exe','testfile.htm');

where OutputFileMode is True. Then you need to create a
file 'testfile.htm' which contains something like:

--SimpleAGB
Content-Disposition: Form-Data; Name="Content1"
Content-Type: Text/plain
XXXX
--SimpleAGB
Content-Disposition: Form-Data; Name="Content2"
Content-Type: Text/plain
YYYY
--SimpleAGB--

The tricky thing is that you then need to add to the
output headers the line:

Content-Type: multipart/form-data; Boundary=SimpleAGB

This you can do by catching the OnAboutToSend event of
TNMHTTP and altering the Content-Type header:

  NMHTTP1.SendHeader.Values['Content-Type'] := 'multipart/form-data;
Boundary=SimpleAGB';
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Also...

It's my understanding that you need to explicitly
configure a server to accept POSTs. There are some
security concerns involved here. You don't want your
server to accept data that you are not looking for!


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andys79Author Commented:
I will try it today - and feedback you tomorrow.
Thx4help

Andy
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
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