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Curl hangs?... Was: what i'm doing wrong?

Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 11:39:20 +1000

Just for the record, I've managed to get to the table of contents by using -b *and* -c together.

So I happily awk it.. but then when I try to get individual links then it stops on the second file with curl.exe using 99% CPU time. The odd thing is when I go the link explicitly I get the page saying there was an error - but curl just hangs.

The script on the other side dies checking for something not being returned... but I couldn't find any Javascript or hidden form fields which need to be passed back.

Can some kind soul check the output and see is there something that I can do?...


>>> 11/12/01 12:10pm >>>
At 10:28 12-11-2001 +1000, STEVE STEFANOVICH wrote:
>The output that happens in Internet Explorer is that I get the table of
contents with the links enabled. I've tried to impersonate the browser with
curl (-a or whatever) and I get the same result (nothing).

It takes more than the agent signature to impersonate a browser. I have
come across a few webpages which use Javascript to prevent people from
using other agents to download a webpage.

>I guess the php script on the other side creates the page dynamically
based on what's sent back - username/password obviously, but it looks it's
something else besides - browser? cookies? What else can I try to mimic IE
passing that info back?

I suggest making a dump of the session using a sniffer. That should show
you what you need to do to mimic IE.


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Received on 2001-11-20