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From Roger Varley <roger.var...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Need to lookup additional data to append to redirection to outside web site
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:41:37 GMT
On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 20:44 -0500, John Himpel wrote:
> Good evening,
> 
> I have an S2 application the needs to:
> 1) Verify some input parameters (I know how to do this)
> 2) Retrieve some additional data based upon the input parameters (I
> know
> how to do this).
> 3) Then format a "post" type http request with hidden fields
> containing
> data from #1 and #2 above to be sent via https to an outside vendor
> provided web based application running in the outside vendor's domain.
> 4) The vendor app will then process the application to completion.
> 
> I believe I know how to do this as a "get" http request by defining
> the
> "redirect" result in struts.xml.  However, I'm at a loss on how do
> this
> via a "post" request.  Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

To facilitate HTTP comms between your action and a third party web-app
you may wish to look at the client portion of Apache HTTPComponenents
http://hc.apache.org/ (which I've never used although I've used it in
it's previous incarnation as HttpClient) or HttpUnit
(http://httpunit.sourceforge.net/) which is heavier and emulates a
browser in it's own right. Originally designed for unit-testing web
pages, it works well when used to scrape third-party web-apps, form-fill
etc etc.

Regards


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