Tutorial :Posting JSON data shown in HTML header


Using Firebug on a site, I noticed this JSON POST request:

POST /xxxx/yyy  Host test.it  User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5  Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8,application/json  Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5  Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate  Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7  Keep-Alive 300  Connection keep-alive  Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8  Referer http://test.it/preview/2.1284/2.1988/2.16289  Content-Length 186  Cookie userId=61080064567894730d450a494fee0af5  Pragma no-cache  Cache-Control no-cache    {id:4,method:"contentBridge.setComponentValue",params:["7.92961", "name", "Welcome", "", {"javaClass": "java.util.HashMap", "map": {"en": false, "es": false, "de": false, "fr": false}}]}  

The question is knowing that they are using jQuery, jsonrpc and polopoly cms, is it possible to post the same JSON data but from a page hosted on my webserver?



The headers here aren't really important, except for the HTTP verb POST at the top.

The relevant bit is the JSON string: it looks like a JSONRPC call - that's the outer object with id, method and params. Those parameters are an array, and the last parameter appears to be a JSON serialised Java class.

You can use this yourself easily using jQuery:

$.ajax({    url: 'yourserver.com/service',    dataType: 'json',    data: {          id:4,          method:"contentBridge.setComponentValue",          params:[              "7.92961",               "name",               "Welcome",               "",               {                  "javaClass": "java.util.HashMap",                   "map": {                      "en": false,                       "es": false,                       "de": false,                       "fr": false                  }              }          ]      },    success: function() { /*  */ }  });  

If this script is running from the browser (for instance as a Ubiquity script) you should be ok, but if it's running on a page on a different site expect lots of issues. I think all the browsers block cross-domain AJAX calls by default.

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