tsNetGet() on android

scott at elementarysoftware.com scott at elementarysoftware.com
Mon Aug 7 00:35:06 EDT 2023

@Mark:  I thought that “http” being reported in the error was weird when the constant used “https” but what do I know.

@Jacque:  Nailed it!  Works as expected now. (Forehead slap was gentle but firm)

Thank you both!

> On Aug 6, 2023, at 7:29 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> On 8/6/23 18:04, scott--- via use-livecode wrote:
>> I’m having difficulty using a LiveCode-created android app to read a  (4.7 KB) UTF-8 encoded text file off my server. Desktop and iOS versions of the app have no trouble. This is LC 9.6.9 (tsNet version 1.4.9 Business Edition) I don’t actually think this is a tsNet issue since I had previously been using “load URL” syntax and that failed on android as well.  The URL I am attempting to read is:
>> constant kSolutionsURL="https://elementarysoftware.com/wordlish/wordle_solutions_list.txt"
>> (I have tried variations using  http:// ,  www.  and also,  not using a constant)
>> The call to tsNet is formatted:
>> put tsNetGet("1", kSolutionsURL, tHeaders, "tsNetTransferComplete") into tResult
>> The (curl?) error I am getting from tsNet is:
>> tsneterr: (6) Could not resolve host: elementarysoftware.com <http://elementarysoftware.com/>
>> This seems like such a simple thing, so I’m hoping for an idea from the collective. (After which I will slap my forehead and say, “Duh!”)
> Your constant uses "https" but the error message says "http"?
> That's weird.
> Have you tried using instead? That should eliminate dns as a variable.
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at gmail.com

> It might be due to a insidious trick that caught me out. It also caught the person who helped me, who said he only knew about it because it got him too.
> I assume you already have the right inclusions, but you may have missed the permissions checkbox in the Android pane of standalone settings. There's an Internet permission in there. Surprise!
> If that isn't the problem then...um...?
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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