[opensource] Google Voice AJAX/POST

Richard Garris garris.6 at osu.edu
Fri Jul 23 20:27:04 EDT 2010

Wireshark won't work on a post.

But if you use a tool like TCP Proxy you can first send your request through
that then have it forward onto Google to get a snapshot of what your POST
request looks like.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Paul Betts <paul at paulbetts.org> wrote:

> There are many open-source GVoice libraries - I'd just see how one of them
> did it.
> --
> Paul Betts
> Am Jul 23, 2010 um 16:38 schrieb Brian Swaney <swaneybr at opensource.osu.edu
> >:
> > Does anyone have experience with submitting forms using POST data?
> >
> > A few months ago I subscribed to Google Voice, and it turns out they
> provide a widget you can place on your web pages such that a user can enter
> their name and phone number to "call" you, but never actually get your phone
> number (even your Google number). I thought it seemed pretty neat, except
> that the widget is a Flash object, and is not customizable in the least bit.
> >
> > A Google search turned up an article <
> http://razvangavril.com/web-development/custom-google-voice-widget/>
> detailing how the applet does nothing more than make a POST request, which
> you can do yourself with some HTML forms. He (correctly) suggested that you
> submit the data using AJAX instead of a regular submit button, because
> otherwise the user will be redirected to a page that says "ok=true", as I
> found myself.
> >
> > Problem is, I can't figure out how to properly form the POST request. My
> script is at http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/%7Eswaneybr/js/googlevoice.jsand according to Firebug it goes all the way through without errors, and
> sends the POST request, but lists an empty response from Google. If I use
> the forms alone, with a submit button and no javascript, the call goes
> through and the user is redirected to a page that says ok=true, so I know it
> works, but using the AJAX method nothing happens. I think I might be forming
> the POST request wrong, but having never personally dealt with POST before
> today I have no idea what it is supposed to look like. Wireshark is out of
> the question because Google (wisely) uses SSL.
> >
> > My request looks like
> >
> buttonId=LOTS_OF_HEX_HERE&callerNumber=PHONE_NUMBER&name=SOMEBODY'S_NAME&showCallerNumber=1
> > but that's obviously not working. Could somebody instruct me on how to
> form a proper POST string to pass into ajaxRequest.send(POSTrequest);?
> >
> > --
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