> I understand I need to use the HTTPCli component to connect to the > webserver, but am having trouble in how to use and hope that someone on this > list would take pitty on me and help to guide me in how to accomplish this.
Have you looked at HttpTst sample program ? I think it will do what you need. So please check it and the ask for more questions if it is not clear. Contribute to the SSL Effort. Visit http://www.overbyte.be/eng/ssl.html -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] Author of ICS (Internet Component Suite, freeware) Author of MidWare (Multi-tier framework, freeware) http://www.overbyte.be ----- Original Message ----- From: "SoftTech" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "ICS support mailing" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 3:55 PM Subject: [twsocket] Newbie Question: How to use the HTTPCli component toconnect to USPS > Greetings All, > > This is my first attempt at programing to communicate with a web server and > althought I have been a Delphi programer for 11 years mainly in the database > field, I'm a newbie at this kind of programming and I now remember how > overwhelmed I was when first starting to learn Delphi. > > I'm currently using Delphi 5.1 and want to communicate with a web server > hosted by USPS. > > Using the webtools proviced by USPS at > http://www.usps.com/webtools/address.htm I would like to use their address > correction and lookup tools from within my Delphi application. > > After reading their technical guides they do mention that software > developers can also use these tools from within their own software. > > I have signed up to use there tools and have tested calling their web server > by simply plugging in the following HTTP url (which includes XML) and it > works returning an XML value in internet explorer. (Yeah) > > Here is what I need to do: > > I need to connect to a web server, send an xml message, the server receives > and respond to my > message responding with XML. > > I can connect to a webserver using my internet browser and send it a string > of information like this: > > http://SERVERNAME/ShippingAPITest.dll?API=CityStateLookup&XML=<CityStateLookupRequest%20USERID="xxxxxxxx"><ZipCode%20ID=%20"0"><Zip5>90210</Zip5></ZipCode></CityStateLookupRequest> > > NOTE: SERVERNAME and USERID above are of course replaced with the actual > server I'm logging onto and the User ID assigned to me > > and it returns a response like this in XML format that I see in my internet > browser > > <?xml version="1.0" ?> > - <CityStateLookupResponse> > - <ZipCode ID="0"> > <Zip5>90210</Zip5> > <City>BEVERLY HILLS</City> > <State>CA</State> > </ZipCode> > </CityStateLookupResponse> > > I understand I need to use the HTTPCli component to connect to the > webserver, but am having trouble in how to use and hope that someone on this > list would take pitty on me and help to guide me in how to accomplish this. > > Any guidance on how to get started would really be appreciated. > > Thanks, > Mike > > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be