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    Re: XML and POST

    I'll echo/second Steve Wood's last suggestion. When I did this I had a lot of interaction with the programmer at the other end who could tell me

    a) that he was getting my post, and
    b) what was wrong from his point of view

    I would never have gotten mine to work without that help and feedback.


      Re: XML and POST

      I have also had a problem with http_post.
      Try define the post in a user defined function and see if it works interactively
      If it does maybe we have the same problem

      See my post...
      HTTP_Post problem



        Re: XML and POST

        Hi Steve,

        I have been speaking to their technical support which has been difficult because they do not know alpha.

        But it seems now that I need to submit a header, which you had mentioned above.

        But how do I do that? Do I stick it in to the xml or what?
        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


          Re: XML and POST

          They don't need to know Alpha to know what they need in the xml file. And, they should be able to tell you what they want in the xml header, which is simply the top part of our xml output.

          Here's an example.


            Re: XML and POST


            Here's what they want:

            Content-Type: text/xml

            So all I do is put that as the first line of the xml?

            Do I enclose in brackets?
            Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


              Re: XML and POST

              This is the error response I get back:

              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><api-response><errorCode>1</errorCode><errorMessage><![CDATA[Fatal Error: URI=null Line=-1: Premature end of file.]]></errorMessage><time>1277400343188</time></api-response>
              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                Re: XML and POST

                and this is the xml that I sent:

                <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
                <Content-Type: text/xml>

                <address1>6261 Dorman Way</address1>
                <city>Atlantic Beach</city>
                <phone>(531) 459-6634</phone>
                <email>[email protected]</email>
                Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                  Re: XML and POST

                  Any syntax example I find uses double quotes in that first line, not single quotes. Have you tried that or other variations?


                    Re: XML and POST


                    How can I put the double quotes given that the entire line has to be double quoted at beginning and end. I know it can be done, but I have not used the syntax. Could you help with that?
                    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                      Re: XML and POST

                      OK. I figured out the double quotes. But, still does not work. Same error message. Arghhhh!
                      Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                        Re: XML and POST

                        The xsd document starts off like so
                        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                        <xs:schema xmlns:xs="">
                        <xs:element name="address">
                        <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
                        <xs:maxLength value="128"/>
                        <xs:whiteSpace value="collapse"/>
                        You have not included the line in blue. Since the error message says that the URI line is null, that could be the problem.
                        URI is another name (but slightly different) for URL. The values on the left side of the equal sign may need to be adjusted slightly for your message.

                        I do not have a lot of experience with this kind of thing but the one project I have worked on used SOAP messages and there were lots of examples for each type of transaction. I would have thought that the tech support of the destination would have provided you with an example transaction.
                        Tim Kiebert
                        Eagle Creek Citrus
                        A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


                          Re: XML and POST

                          Gary - can you ask them for a complete sample/example of what they want to see? Seems like much of what you're doing is shooting in the dark.


                            Re: XML and POST

                            Hi guys,

                            Well, I am getting very close. Here is the latest email from their tech support dept:

                            You are getting a valid response from the server which is great. Please make the following changes and resubmit.

                            1- remove the header: <Content-Type: text/xml> from the xml string. This needs to be part of the HTTP headers not part of the body.

                            So, my question now is how do I do what they are asking? I thought the header was supposed to be in the xml string but they are saying no. What do I do?
                            Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                              Re: XML and POST


                              No promises, but I signed up as a merchant with this gateway and will attempt to connect, including adding the headers. I use http_fetch() rather than http_post() because it has a specific property for sending headers.

                              This company is not quite on the ball. Their API document online has the WRONG URL for testing which is why all my tests failed so far. I also asked, and you don't have to test from a SSL site, normal site will do.
                              Steve Wood
                              See my profile on IADN


                                Re: XML and POST

                                I've done probably a half-dozen gateways like this. So far I haven't found accurate documentation even once.