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RE: Request is getting truncated by my WAS App server

From: Cobb, Richard <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 09:38:18 -0400

Many thanks for the info, I don't need multi-part. How do I make the
code do a POST?

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Request is getting truncated by my WAS App server

richard, your original code uses a GET request, not a POST. that's why
it shows up in the url, and why it is truncated.

when you use an html form, are you using a file upload box? your browser
likely makes it into a POST, even if you are pasting the xml directly
into a text box.

you can make it post without it being multi-part, unless you are
planning to use the file upload design.


On Wed, May 11, 2005, "Cobb, Richard" <>

> Sorry, hit send to early...
> The return code was good when I ran it before, I cut out the error
> logic to make the example easier to follow. I did however get a
> message to large error from my WAS server. When I hit my PC WSAD app
> server it just truncates with no error message. I really don't want a

> multi part form because I just want to send an xml request to the
> server. And yes you are right, what I think is happening is that the

> entire request is getting sent in the header, nothing is appearing
> inside the request body. From my monitor the request looks like a get

> request"<alota data>" It comes in on

> one long line and does not appear inside the request body. When I
> send a sample request via an HTML form it works just fine and the XML
> data is in the body. Sorry to be confusing before...
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Daniel
> Stenberg
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:20 PM
> To: libcurl development
> Subject: Re: Request is getting truncated by my WAS App server
> On Wed, 11 May 2005, Cobb, Richard wrote:
>> I am new to Curl and am trying to fix some old code (someone wrote
>> long ago)
>> that only sends the first 2k of the request. I put a scope on it and
> it
>> seems to be coming in with the URL and not placing the XML inside the
>> Header.
> What libcurl version on what OS?
> What happens when it stops? What does curl_easy_perform() return then?
>> printf("%s",pTURL);
>> curl_easy_setopt(localcurlHndl, CURLOPT_URL,
>> "" );
>> curl_easy_setopt(localcurlHndl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,pTURL);
>> curl_easy_setopt(localcurlHndl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE,
>> strlen(pTURL));
>> curl_easy_perform(localcurlHndl);
> Whoa, if you fetch the return code (and CURLOPT_ERRORMESSAGE) it might
> actually tell you more about the problem.
> The code looks fine to me otherwise.
>> The question is do I need to use the curl_formadd to get this data
>> inside
>> the header?
> POST data should not be and is not in the header in case, POST data is

> in the request-body. The above snippet will put the data in the
> request-body, and so
> will curl_formadd() and CURLOPT_HTTPPOST, but formadd makes multipart
> formposts, which your current code does not.
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Received on 2005-05-12