[opensource] Google Voice AJAX/POST

Michael Bernstein michael at spaceshipknows.com
Sat Jul 24 01:03:47 EDT 2010

You're trying to do the post cross domain via javascript I assume - which is the issue.  You'll need to ajax to some "controller" which then does a post to google.

Like Paul said - just examine another library - but I'm fairly certain it's a cross domain issue.

On Jul 23, 2010, at 8:08 PM, Paul Betts 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.js and 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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