How to make curl actually submit posted data

Posted on 2008-06-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am curious how I can make my $curl request actually submit the data it is posting. I need to make curl return an HTTP code of 202 intead of 200? In other words, I want my curl object to actually complete the POST by submitting the form.

I have attached my code.

class instanceOfCurl


	public function __construct($url, $params) {

		if (empty($url) or empty($params)) {

			return FALSE;


		$this->url = $url;

		$this->params = $params;

		// Set the user browser

		$this->user_agent = "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)";

		// Instantiate curl

		$this->curl = curl_init();

		// Allow redirect

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);

		// We are posting to the page

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_POST,1);

		// Build a query string to append to the URL

		$arguements = http_build_query($this->params);

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,$arguements);

		// Don't use a cached version of the URL

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_FRESH_CONNECT, 1);

		// Set the URL we are posting to

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_URL,$this->url);

		// Get the header only

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_NOBODY, 1);

		// Set the user browser

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $this->user_agent);

		// Set the return transfer as string

		curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

		// Execute the request

		$this->result = curl_exec($this->curl);

		// Check if the request was not sent

		if (!$this->result) {

			return FALSE;


		// Get the HTTP code

		$this->httpcode = curl_getinfo($this->curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);

		// Close out the object


		return $this->getOutput();


	private function getOutput() {

		print "HTTP code: $this->httpcode, Result: $this->result";



// Use case login:

$curl = new instanceOfCurl('', array(

	'page' => 'Login',

	'last_class' => 'ChooseSite',

	'login_username' => 'my_username',

	'login_password' => 'my_password',

	'login_db' => 'my_database'


// Look into framework errors


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please accept this as my request to close this question. It is clear it cannot be answered. Thanks.

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