Net::HTTP#post_form - setting user agent, referrer?


#1

How can I set the user-agent and HTTP_REFERER (and perhaps other vars)
when using Net::HTTP’s post_form method?

Thanks,
Joe


#2

You can’t. Use HTTP#request_post(path, data, headers) where headers is
a hash.

Marc


#3

Thanks. Anybody know how the headers are specified? I can’t find any
documentation that spells it out. Is it…

headers = {
‘Referer’ => ‘http://xyz.com’,
‘User-Agent’ => ‘mozillia’
}

Or…

headers = {
‘HTTP_REFERER’ => ‘http://xyz.com’,
‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’ => ‘mozillia’
}

Thanks,
Joe


#4

On Mar 30, 2006, at 8:55 PM, Joe wrote:

Thanks. Anybody know how the headers are specified? I can’t find any
documentation that spells it out. Is it…

headers = {
‘Referer’ => ‘http://xyz.com’,
‘User-Agent’ => ‘mozillia’
}

I believe this is the standard form.


#5

Adam K. wrote:

On Mar 30, 2006, at 8:55 PM, Joe wrote:

Thanks. Anybody know how the headers are specified? I can’t find any
documentation that spells it out. Is it…

headers = {
‘Referer’ => ‘http://xyz.com’,
‘User-Agent’ => ‘mozillia’
}

I believe this is the standard form.

Hi,
I am also facing the same kind of problem. I tried with the solution
given in this thread, but couldn’t succeeded.
When I try this:

response = NET::HTTP.request_post(url,post_args, headers)

I get the error:

undefined method `request_post’ for Net::HTTP:Class

and when I try:

response = http.request_post(url,post_args, headers)

the error was:

undefined local variable or method `http’ for Yahoo:Class

Please help me

Thanks


#6

On 9/21/07, Asit K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

and when I try:

response = http.request_post(url,post_args, headers)

the error was:

undefined local variable or method `http’ for Yahoo:Class

You’re mixing class and instance methods. Either use HTTP.post_form()
or create an instance of HTTP with HTTP.new or HTTP.start and then use
http.post or http.post_request.

Jano