[fpc-pascal] secure REST client?

Виктор Матузенко vitek03 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 04:15:27 CET 2012

09.11.2012 7:12 пользователь "waldo kitty" <wkitty42 at windstream.net>

> On 11/8/2012 17:11, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, waldo kitty wrote:
>>> i'm looking at creating a REST web application client... nothing fancy...
>>> command line oriented... fire it up, it logs into the website and
>>> performs the
>>> REST queries saving the output to named files...
>>> i have no clue where to start looking in the FPC documentation or any
>>> existing
>>> libraries... i have toyed with something using fpweb that would pull some
>>> pages from a site for scraping but that idea is no longer being
>>> considered...
>> Why not ?
> mainly because the data is better gathered from the other site with
> REST... no need to screenscrape from there or have to deal with a lack of
> data because the 1st site hasn't gathered it ;)
>  firstly i'm not sure how to go about doing the login ops with cookies and
>>> such... the site gives some assistance and examples for using wget and
>>> curl
>>> but i think i'd prefer to handle this in my client... currently there's a
>>> "normal" login on an existing non-REST site and then there's a new
>>> method of
>>> login on the REST site... i haven't been able to figure out how to
>>> convert my
>>> fpweb client so that it properly logs in and retains the login so that
>>> subsequent queries will work...
>> I have done this in several projects using fpweb (specifically
>> fphttpclient).
>> Usually it is simply a matter of retaining some cookies.
> you should recall my recent foray into using that code... i had asked
> about persistent connections because mine weren't completing until i
> included headers to state the connection was to be closed...
>  if you give more details, maybe I can offer more help ?
> i'm not sure what to give... i have no clue how to gather cookie data and
> send it back based on the existing example(s) that i've seen :(
> i do know that i was unable to use the REST site's sample wget cookie
> stuff make requests to the "normal" login site... i don't know how to state
> that properly since i'm not sure how either site is really working in this
> aspect... i only know that the cookie stuff apparently didn't work as
> described by simply changing the site address from one to the other...
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