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Microsoft Inet Control Post HTTP form value

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Exactly what the title says.
I need to know how to post form values on a html page to a web server or cgi script using this control. I have seen a link on it somewhere, but i cannot remember

Please help me get links that discuss the topic comprehensively (HTTP Posts via Inet control)

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Here's a sample that posts to an Earthlink CGI to get modem access numbers:

Private Sub Command1_Click()

       Dim strURL As String, strFormData As String
       
       
       strURL = "http://custos.earthlink.net/cgi/popbrowse.cgi"
       strFormData = "Area=" & Text2 & "&State=CA&Country=1&Service=V.34%2CV.90%2CK56%2CX2%2CISDN1%2CISDN2&Button=Find+Numbers"
       Inet1.Execute strURL, "Post", strFormData, "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
         
       

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
   Text2 = ""
   
End Sub

Private Sub Inet1_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer)
  Dim vtData As Variant
  Dim strData As String
  Dim hFile As Integer
       
  Select Case State
     Case icError
        ' An error has occurhFiled.
        MsgBox (Inet1.ResponseCode & ":" & Inet1.ResponseInfo)
        Inet1.Cancel
     Case icResponseCompleted
        strData = ""
        ' Loop: get chunks of the hFilesponse
        Do
           DoEvents
           vtData = Inet1.GetChunk(1024, icString)
           strData = strData & vtData
        Loop Until Len(vtData) = 0
        Call sProcess(strData)
        ' Save the hFilesponse to "hFileturn.htm" in the default dihFilectory
        hFile = FreeFile
        Open App.Path & "\Response.htm" For Output As #hFile
        Print #hFile, strData
        Close (hFile)
       
        ' Open "Response.htm" with the default browser
        Call ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, vbNullString, App.Path & "\Response.htm", vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
       
  End Select
End Sub

Public Sub sProcess(strData As String)
   Const Head = "<html><head><title>Earthlink numbers</title></head><body bgcolor='#73BDE6'>" & vbCrLf
   Const Tail = "</body></html>"
   '<TABLE CELLSPACING="1" BORDER="1" CELLPADDING="0">
   Const Table = "<TABLE CELLSPACING=""1"" BORDER=""1"" CELLPADDING=""0"">"
   Dim lngPosH As Long, lngPosT As Long
   
   lngPosH = InStr(1, strData, Table, vbTextCompare) + Len(Table)
   lngPosT = InStr(1, strData, "</TABLE>", vbTextCompare)

   strData = Head & Table & Mid$(strData, lngPosH, lngPosT - lngPosH) & "<?TABLE>" & Tail
   

End Sub
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