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Submitting Forms with Node.js

Can anyone recommend good articles/blog posts/tutorials on submitting forms with Node.js, like Andrew Chalkley mentioned in this video? I've built a small web scraper before but I've had trouble figuring out form submission.

1 Answer

I use Express and Bodyparser to read post parameters from a send form. Bodyparser makes it possible to save the data out of the form into variables. Here is a clear tutorial about how you can use it.

Use ExpressJS to Get URL and POST Parameters

Hope it helps!

I appreciate the response, but I didn't mean getting users' form input. I was asking how to create a web crawler that will automatically fill out & submit forms on other websites for the purpose of scraping those sites. Thanks anyway though!