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Issue while Posting data using navigateToURL

Jhakda Velu
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I have to open a link in a new window on click of a button. I used the navigateToURL method in conjunction with URLRequest() and URLVariables in the following manner:

where mywebsite is the link that i wish to open, by passing the params.'data' is the object holding the necessary details.
I had put alerts to check data getting passed

However, in my jsp, when i try to extract the parameters using

etc, i get it as null, ie, i am unable to retrieve the parameters.

What could have gone wrong?
The same code works in my local.

However, if i pass the same by appending the params to the URL, it works

http://mywebsite?c=8&empId=data.EmpId etc

The swf is hosted in a non secure application and we are trying to open the link which is in a secure environment.
I have alerted the params being passed and it is as expected.

Any pointers as to why its not working will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Paul Sturrock

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Is this an ActionScript question?

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Jhakda Velu
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Yes, it is.
I should have mentioned.

Satish Kore
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I don't see any obvious reason on why your parameters are not forwarded to the secured page. However I tried this scenario on my setup and here is what I found out.

If you are using self-signed certificate then Internet Explorer will show you warning page that it does not trust the certificate and this warning is shown before actually invoking your secure URL. At this point IE actually has lost all the parameters that you have passed in your POST request. Firefox seems to be smart since it reposts the request once you confirm the certificate warning message and hence it works on Firefox. But IE8 does not repost the request for some reason.

So once you confirm the certificate warning just hit refresh on your Flex application IE window again and it should work this time, test it.

I don't have any solution to this but workaround is to trust and install the certificate into your browser permanently and it should solve your problem for now.


Satish Kore
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Jhakda Velu
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Thanks for responding.
Satish, you are right, IE looses the parameters that are set. The app was redirecting to the login page.
Thanks for your time

Kingsley Long

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try navigateToURL(url,"_self");
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