Communicating with Websites?

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Post: #1
This isn't directly a game development question but I guess it's not too much out of place...

I clock in and out of work using a php time clock through http in a browser. I pick my name from a drop down list, pick my status (in, lunch, out, etc.), and can optionally leave a note in a field. Then I click "send" and it clocks me in/out.

Since this web form is so basic, it doesn't give me any way to track my hours worked and I'd like to be able to do that in a light Cocoa application. What I'd like to be able to do is, send the server the same data that is being sent from the web form; name, status, etc., but through Cocoa.

Basically, instead of clocking in from the website, clock in from a Cocoa app that also tracks my hours. I looked at NSURL a little bit but it doesn't seem to be what I need. I'm not even sure where to get started with this one since I have little to no web development/web programming experience other than low level sockets programming. Thanks again!
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Post: #2
stringWithURL may be closer to what you want, since you can check the results against what the website would normally pass to you.

You would call something like [NSString stringWithURL: @"http://website.com/php?time=xuser=y"]

then you can test that string across whatever the result page will give you.

Kyle Richter
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Twitter: @kylerichter
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