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Ive tried everything and cannot get this POST to work, page comes up blank. The output of curlgetinfo() shows:

Array ( [url] => http://app.alliedinsurance.com/find_agent/calcpage4_1_popup.cfm?RequestTimeout=180 [content_type] => text/html; charset=UTF-8 [http_code] => 200 [header_size] => 329 [request_size] => 450 [filetime] => -1 [ssl_verify_result] => 0 [redirect_count] => 0 [total_time] => 0.172622 [namelookup_time] => 0.02064 [connect_time] => 0.092116 [pretransfer_time] => 0.092244 [size_upload] => 0 [size_download] => 509 [speed_download] => 2948 [speed_upload] => 0 [download_content_length] => 0 [upload_content_length] => 0 [starttransfer_time] => 0.172563 [redirect_time] => 0 ) 

The whole code Im using:

<h2>Please Enter Zip Code</h2>
            <form method="POST" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
            <input type="text" size="10" maxlength="10" name="zipcode" tabindex="1" value="<?php echo $_POST['zipcode'];?>" /> <input type="submit" value="Search" name="submit" tabindex="2" />
            <br />
$zipcode = $_POST['zipcode'];
$userAgent = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1';

$mercurl = "http://app.alliedinsurance.com/find_agent/calcpage4_1_popup.cfm?RequestTimeout=180";
$postcom = "City=&State=AR&ZipCode=" . urlencode($zipcode) . "&Miles=" . urlencode('20') . "&SubmitThis=Submit";
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $userAgent);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$mercurl);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FAILONERROR, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 100);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER_OUT, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, true);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, 'cookies.txt');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, 'cookies.txt');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOP_REFERRER, "http://app.alliedinsurance.com/find_agent/find_an_agent_popup.cfm");
curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST, 1); 

$html = curl_exec($ch);
$html = @mb_convert_encoding($html, 'HTML-ENTITIES', 'utf-8');
curl_close( $ch );
echo $html;

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Mate if you would bother to turn error reporting on you would see 2 obvious errors.


You misspelled two of the cURL options.




CURLOPT_HEADER_OUT does not exist, you already have CURLOPT_HEADER.


Fix that then you should see it works.

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Also your retrieval code can be shortened, most of the cURL options are redundant in this case. Plus POST only the minimum required POST fields:


$ch = curl_init('http://app.alliedinsurance.com/find_agent/calcpage4_1_popup.cfm?RequestTimeout=180');

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_REFERER, 'http://app.alliedinsurance.com/find_agent/find_an_agent_popup.cfm');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1); 
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "State=&City=&ZipCode=$_POST[zipcode]");

$html = curl_exec($ch);

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CURLOPT_HEADER_OUT does not exist, you already have CURLOPT_HEADER.


Not in it's written form.  It isn't a CURLOPT, but a CURLINFO.


CURLINFO_HEADER_OUT TRUE to track the handle's request string. Available since PHP 5.1.3. The CURLINFO_ prefix is intentional.

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