I must be doing something really stupid... This code fragment shows how I access two web pages on two different sites:
const char* const pszContents = http.quickGetStr (pszWebPage); TRACE ("%s",pszContents) ;
If pszWebPage is "http://www.ransen.com/default.htm" then
quickGetStr returns the contents correctly.
If pszWebPage is "http://www.dxftosvg.com/default.html" then
quickGetStr returns a 404 page from the HostGator hoster.
Both pages work as they should in a browser. The first URL is on a Windows based server. The second is on a HostGator server, which is unix (I think) and is case sensitive, but apart from that I cannot see why the second call should not work.
Could it be that http://www.dxftosvg.com/default.html is some kind of .htaccess redirect? Does lastErrorText say something interesting?
Here is what the LastErrorText tells me:
ChilkatLog: QuickGetStr: DllDate: Aug 24 2012 UnlockPrefix: etc etc Username: etc etc Architecture: Little Endian; 32-bit Language: Visual C++ 10.0 VerboseLogging: 0 VerboseLogging: 0 QuickReq: url: http://www.dxftosvg.com/default.html QuickGetToOutput_OnExisting: qGet_1: simpleHttpRequest_3: httpMethod: GET requestUrl: http://www.dxftosvg.com/default.html Connecting to web server... httpServer: www.dxftosvg.com port: 80 ConnectTimeoutMs_1: 10000 calling ConnectSocket2 IPV6 enabled connect with NO heartbeat. connectingTo: www.dxftosvg.com dnsCacheLookup: www.dxftosvg.com Resolving domain name (IPV4) GetHostByNameHB_ipv4: Elapsed time: 374 millisec myIP_1: 192.168.1.101 myPort_1: 49673 connect successful
Someone how knows more than me has dug deeper and here is the response he got:
HTTP/1.1 406 Not Acceptable Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:53:24 GMT Server: Apache Content-Length: 226 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 <head><title>Not Acceptable!</title></head><body><h1>Not Acceptable!</h1><p>An appropriate representation of the requested resource could not be found on this server. This error was generated by Mod_Security.</p></body></html>
He's then suggsted that: "Apparently, Hostgator is using Mod_Security that detects your request as not valid in some way. Maybe the User Agent is missing or is not standard?maybe the user agent is missing or not standard"
Should I be using a different function rather than quickGetStr?
Magic! That did the trick! Many thanks. I can only assume that HostGator has some security which rejects http requests from "non humans"
Me too. When i put url : http://www.w3.org/Protocols/. The html return correct content. But when i put http://blackforever.net/ the string html return "" (NULL) although connected successful. Anybody can help with other function ? I am using thew newest verion Jul 9 2013 in VC6.0
Thank a lot
Have you tried setting MimicIe as suggested to me halfway down this page? It worked for me...