Getting a URL form a "logged in" site

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 19 15:12:03 CST 2005


Thanks for the notes:
I use altBrowser to see the web page as well as download the html.
Viewing is essential for the project, interactive links, as well as
simultaneously parsing the html for the data within its structure to pass to
a database.

There is no XML feed available (nor likely to be) but agreed, that would be
much cleaner for me.  Cookies so far are not an issue.  The next site on my
list may be a different story.

My thought with AltBrowser was that it would handle certain cache/cookie
operations, etc automatically, just as the browser would.  Of course,  Chipp
Walters &Chris Bohnert are the ones to ask about the details.

Thanks :-)

Jim Ault
Las Vegas


On 12/19/05 12:35 PM, "Bill Marriott" <wjm at wjm.org> wrote:

> Jim,
> 
> I may be wrong, but I believe the altBrowser works as a "black box" and you
> cannot automate with scripting the login process or any other activity on
> the site. You simply have the ability to integrate the OS browser into a Rev
> stack (going to particular URLs, displaying custom HTML text, etc.).
> 
> [Not that that isn't VERY useful.]
> 
> One additional thought that occurs to me is that many sites have "web
> services" that allow you to get information, for example in XML format,
> bypassing the usual login procedures. You might look into that.
> 
> Bill
> 
> Jim Ault wrote:
> 
>> One avenue is to consider AltBrowser, which is actually Safari/Mac or
>> Explorer/Win32 inside a Rev stack.  You can compile an app cross-platform.
>> Works great for me, but you may want a solution that does not require
>> purchasing software.
>> http://www.altuit.com/webs/altuit2/altBrowserCover/default.htm
> 
> 
> 
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