Generating http post in Ruby

Hi, I’m in need to send a file throught an http post and examine the
response within a Rails project.
Net::HTTP is powerful but way too hard to use, I’m in need of
something slick and quick to use and manage.

Actually I’ve found Curb, which works like a charm (
http://rubyforge.org/projects/curb ) but it has a big problem: it
depends on external libraries (curlib) and doesn’t work at all on win
(which is the platform used by most of our team).

What would really be a great tool is an high level libraries which
relies on Net::HTTP o similar, which allows me to achieve my results
with really compact statements.

Curb is really smart at this:

c = Curl::Easy.new post_url
c.multipart_form_post = true
c.http_post(
  Curl::PostField.content('some_var_name', some_var_value),
  Curl::PostField.file('file_name', incomming_file.path)
)
puts c.body_str if c.response_code == 200

Is there any other similar library that can work on multiple platforms

Ashkey < Jules Piccotti

On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Ashkey wrote:

What would really be a great tool is an high level libraries which
)
puts c.body_str if c.response_code == 200

Is there any other similar library that can work on multiple platforms

check out http-access2 and mechanize

-a

Hi, I’m in need to send a file throught an http post and examine the
response within a Rails project.
Net::HTTP is powerful but way too hard to use, I’m in need of
something slick and quick to use and manage.

Actually I’ve found Curb, which works like a charm (
http://rubyforge.org/projects/curb ) but it has a big problem: it
depends on external libraries (curlib) and doesn’t work at all on win
(which is the platform used by most of our team).

What would really be a great tool is an high level libraries which
relies on Net::HTTP o similar, which allows me to achieve my results
with really compact statements.

Curb is really smart at this:

c = Curl::Easy.new post_url
c.multipart_form_post = true
c.http_post(
  Curl::PostField.content('some_var_name', some_var_value),
  Curl::PostField.file('file_name', incomming_file.path)
)
puts c.body_str if c.response_code == 200

Is there any other similar library that can work on multiple platforms

Hi Jules,

Ashkey wrote:

Hi, I’m in need to send a file throught an http post
and examine the response within a Rails project.
Net::HTTP is powerful but way too hard to use,
I’m in need of something slick and quick to use and
manage.

I’m not sure I understand you completely. What is it that the send_file
or
send_data methods (api.rubyonrails.org) don’t do that you need?

Best regards,
Bill

On Mar 12, 2007, at 10:38 AM, Ashkey wrote:

What would really be a great tool is an high level libraries which
)
puts c.body_str if c.response_code == 200

That doesn’t look much easier than Net::HTTP.

my_form_data = {:title => ‘Example’, :body => ‘Content’}

res = Net::HTTP.post_form(
URI.parse(‘http://www.example.com/recipient/’),
my_form_data)

    puts res.response.body if res.response.code == 200

What is it about Curl that you prefer?

James.

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