does XMLHTTP work over HTTPS
Posted on 2006-06-21
I recently discovered (well..for myself!) the XMLHTTP object and fell in love
I thought I had finally found a way to leverage my server side scripting without having to postback pages
and I could use client side vbscript (we require our users to use IE6)
I could just send the requests off and have them write back without leaving the page
It was all working so well - I completed an entire module, then uploaded it to my SSL secured website
IT DIDNT WORK (That's love for ya)
Well...thats not precisely correct - The functions that only "read" data worked fine, but the functions that called asp pages that did add/change/delete functions would just not return anything - no errors - no other signs of problems - the pages just didnt process
- I created a function to get the description of an item from the database, which i would then write to a textbox
-----That worked on development server and SSL server - no problem!
- I created a function to delete an item from the database
-----That worked on development server - but NOT THE SSL server - Problem!
I did read in some documentation that it doesnt work over SSL (wish I would have read it first), but I wonder why it worked for the "read" functions, but none of the "add/change/delete" functions would work
Here is an example of a "add" function that WOULD work o nthe development server, but WOULD NOT work on SSL server
Dim objXMLHTTP, xml,resvar
' Create an xmlhttp object:
Set xml = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
' Opens the connection to the remote server.
urlStr = "AutoStepAddTrkOpt.asp?HdrRef="+cstr(document.thisForm.AddBLTrkOpts.value)
xml.Open "get", urlStr, False
' Actually Sends the request and returns the data:
'when page processes correctly, it will return a value of "done"
if xml.responseText = "done" then
'call function to create listbox of all items
'call function to create listbox of selected items
'clear all item description textbox
'clear selected item description textbox
Set xml = Nothing
Now - that script worked on development server (Non-SSL), but on the SSL server, it would return with "done", but the actual database "insert" never took place
SO - HAS ANYBODY HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH GETTING THE ADD/CHANGE/DELETE METHODS TO WORK ON SLL USING THE XMLHTTP OBJECT?