Get url "file:///..."

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 02:03:39 CEST 2016


Oh. Another bonus to setting the default folder is that if there are
muitiple files to pars, you can "get the files" and loop through then
easily.(Not that you couldn't do it without setting the folder, but...)

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Try changing it to this: file:/Users/jimhurley/
> Library/Mail%20Downloads/elec_web/precincts/241.htm
>
> Alternatively, you can probably use a browser widget and set the url to
> file:///Users/jimhurley/Library/Mail%20Downloads/elec_web/precincts/241.htm
> then get the htmltext of the browser widget, (since it knows how to handle
> file:///... type urls) but just eliminating the superfluous // should help.
>
> Yet another option.  Set the default folder to "/Users/jimhurley/
> Library/Mail%20Downloads/elec_web/precincts"
> at which point you can simply: get URL "file:241.htm"
>
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Jim Hurley <jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
>
>> I got this web page address from the county election's office:
>>
>>
>>  file:///Users/jimhurley/Library/Mail%20Downloads/elec_web/precincts/241.htm
>>
>> It opens when I paste  it into the address field in Safari.
>>
>> But
>>
>>    get url
>> "file:///Users/jimhurley/Library/Mail%20Downloads/elec_web/precincts/241.htm"
>>
>> in Live Code leaves "it" empty.
>>
>> I need to get the source code (programmatically) so that I may parse "it"
>> for voter results.
>>
>> Is there something I can do to the address that would make it acceptable
>> to LiveCode's: get url
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
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