Work at SourceForge, help us to make it a better place! We have an immediate need for a Support Technician in our San Francisco or Denver office.


Form post

Stephen M
  • Stephen M
    Stephen M

    Thank you for creating this great tool. I am having a problem with it though.

    I have set it up and it starts to crawl the login page of the site.  The login form posts the data to a different php page which then redirects the user to another page.  The crawler just returns a 302 error on the redirect.  What I am doing wrong? I have tried combinations of index.php and router.php.

    The form is below (

    <form action="router.php" method="post" name="login_form">
                <div style="width:350px;" class="ui-dialog-content ui-widget-content">
                        <label class="loginLabel" for="sessionlogin">Username</label>
                        <input type="text" name="sessionlogin" id="sessionlogin">
                        <label class="loginLabel" for="sessionpass">Password</label>
                        <input type="password" name="sessionpass" id="sessionpass">
                <div id="submitContainer">
                    <p><input type="submit" value="Login" id="submitButton" class="ui-button ui-widget ui-state-default ui-corner-all" role="button" aria-disabled="false"></p>
                    <p><small><a onclick="$('#passwordMessage').dialog('open');" href="#">Problems logging in?</a></small></p>

    And the set up for the crawler is below (copied and changed from example.php):

    // URL to crawl
    $post_data = array("securelogin" => "username", "securepass" => "password", "" => "login");
    $crawler->addPostData("#", $post_data);
    // Only receive content of files with content-type "text/html"
    // Ignore links to pictures, dont even request pictures
    $crawler->addURLFilterRule("#\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp)$# i");
    $crawler->addURLFilterRule("#\.(css|js)$# i");
    // Store and send cookie-data like a browser does
    $crawler->setUserAgentString('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0');
    // Set the traffic-limit to 1 MB (in bytes,
    // for testing we dont want to "suck" the whole site)
    $crawler->setTrafficLimit(1000 * 1024);
  • Uwe Hunfeld
    Uwe Hunfeld


    Your setup looks ok, it's difficult to say why it is not working as expected without the real URL you are using.
    Could you post it here? Otherwise i cant' t test it.

    And by the way: A 302-code does not mean that an error occured, it's just the http-statuscode for a redirect, so that's fine.
    But afterwards the crawler doen't follow the redirect?

  • Stephen M
    Stephen M


    Sorry for not replying sooner, I have been focusing on other projects.  I will send you a message with the URL and username and password and more information.

    Thank you.

  • Hi,

    just wanted to say that i got your mail and i will take a look at it soon (tomorrow or the next days).




Cancel   Add attachments