Help me with Net::HTTP


#1

please?
#from the api on ruby-doc.org. http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/
net/http/rdoc/classes/Net/HTTP.html

require ‘net/http’
require ‘uri’

 #1: Simple POST
 res = Net::HTTP.post_form(URI.parse('http://www.example.com/

search.cgi’),
{‘q’=>‘ruby’, ‘max’=>‘50’})
puts res.body

5: undefined method `post_form’ for Net::HTTP:Class (NoMethodError)

am i missing something here? if it matters, my OS is Tiger… ruby
1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [powerpc-darwin8.2.0]

alternatively, how to you make Mechanize work from inside rails? i’m
trying to screen scrape a table from another site then load the
information back on my page.

why does time fly so fast when i’m stuck on something?

travid


#2

travis laduke wrote:

                           {'q'=>'ruby', 'max'=>'50'})
 puts res.body

5: undefined method `post_form’ for Net::HTTP:Class (NoMethodError)

am i missing something here? if it matters, my OS is Tiger… ruby
1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [powerpc-darwin8.2.0]

Works for me (cygwin, Ruby 1.8.4). Maybe it was renamed. Try

ruby -r net/http -e ‘puts Net::HTTP.public_methods.grep(/post/i).sort’

ruby -r net/http -e ‘puts Net::HTTP.public_methods.sort’

why does time fly so fast when i’m stuck on something?

Hehe, know that - been there before. Sometimes it helps to just have a
break.

Kind regards

robert

#3

travis laduke wrote:

5: undefined method `post_form’ for Net::HTTP:Class (NoMethodError)

am i missing something here? if it matters, my OS is Tiger… ruby 1.8.2
(2004-12-25) [powerpc-darwin8.2.0]

Tiger’s Ruby is an old version. post_form is present in the current
version of ruby, which is what ruby-doc.org documents.

mathew