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 To: Russell Hill
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Subject: RE: Accessing web pages
Thread ID: 289354 Message ID: 289359 # Views: 69 # Ratings: 3
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Friday, December 31, 2010 6:38:54 AM         

There are a couple of ways with IE automation. One using WSH which automates keystrokes described by Calvin here:
"IE has a feature that saves a web page to a single file: Web Archive, single file(*.mht) from the File->SaveAs menu option. So I used Windows Scripting Host to automate this feature."
I didn't find WSH automation reliable so I substituted another realiable way of doing it:
oMSG = Createobject("CDO.Message")  && use CDO instead of WSH
cMht=this.SaveAsMHT(cTitle) && save the page before we parse
PROCEDURE SaveAsMHT(cTitle as String) as String
  LOCAL lcStr,lcStr2
  this.oMSG.MimeFormatted = 1                      
  *this.oMSG.HTMLBodyPart.ContentTransferEncoding = "quoted-printable"  && fix characters??          
  lcStr = this.oMSG.getstream
  lcStr2=lcStr.ReadText(lcStr.Size)  &&ZipString(lcStr.ReadText(lcStr.Size)) 
  RETURN lcStr2

The whole prg from VFPWebCrawler (http://vfpwebcrawler.codeplex.com) is attached. Add multithreading if you don't want to stare at a locked screen for extended periods.

> Hi all,
> When I use an IE object to examine a given web page (as below),
webPage = some_url
> oWeb = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
> oWeb.Navigate2(webPage)

> I use the .ReadyState property of the IE object (as below) to deal with the wait while the web page is accessed.
DO WHILE oWeb.ReadyState # 4
>    FOR loop=1 TO 1000
> webString = oWeb.Document.Body.innerHTML

> How can I deal with the potentially slow loading of the web page when I use the URLDownloadToFile function (as below) instead of the IE object?
>      IN URLMON.DLL ; 
> INTEGER pCaller, ;
>  STRING szURL, ;
>  STRING szFileName, ; 
> INTEGER dwReserved, ;
> webPage = some_url
> txtFile = some_result_text_file
> urlCall = URLDownloadToFile( 0, webPage, txtFile, 0, 0 )

> As an aside, what is the superior method of the two to "read" HTML source code?
> Cheers and a Happy New Year,
> Russell.

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Accessing web pages Posted by Russell Hill @ 12/31/2010 5:24:34 AM
RE: Accessing web pages Posted by claude fox @ 12/31/2010 6:38:54 AM
RE: Accessing web pages Posted by Russell Hill @ 1/1/2011 6:39:05 AM