Howto: automated data submission to a form page
Posted on 2004-03-23
Is there a programming method I can use to go to a form page on the web (via a Perl script), enter some value like a zip code into a form field on that page (again via the script that is picking the inputs out of a text file, say), then when the result page is returned, retrieve it and parse it for data? I know Perl and C, so the problem areas for me are (a) automatically submitting a piece of information to the form page (like zip code), and (b) retrieving the html of the result page so I can scrape it. Thanks, hope that's clear.