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Re: Curl Help?

From: Ray Satiro via curl-users <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:00:09 -0500

On 1/17/2021 11:13 AM, bruce via curl-users wrote:
> The test site is a Psoft site:
> I've been successful in using curl to "simulate" and drive testing a
> few other similar sites. In this situation, the site has a "term"
> element that's being driven by a:
> javascript:pAction_win0(document.win0,'SLO_SS_DERIVED_STRM$prompt')
> In order to try to craft the "curl" for this. I used the following steps:
> -Fire up Firefox v78
> set the developer tools/Network tools
> initiate the url;
> select the "calpoly" as the institution
> clear the network traffic section
> select the "term" icon
> (this generates the 'popup/frame' for the term list)

It is a web application that is implemented heavily in javascript. You
could use a web debugger like fiddler in an attempt to view and rebuild
the commands but I doubt that's going to be tenable long term. It looks
like in the post that SLO_SS_DERIVED_STRM is set to the terminal number
and then after that a get request is made to the same URL and replies
with more html and buried in there is the actual response "No matching
values were found".

IMO curl is not the right tool for this, look into headless browser

Received on 2021-01-18