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Topic: how to urlread a redirect
Replies: 1   Last Post: Mar 25, 2012 3:04 PM

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Jim Hokanson

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Re: how to urlread a redirect
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 3:04 PM
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I realize this is a bit of an old post, but just in case someone else stumbles upon it ...

I've written a FEX submission which should handle this case. By default (as of this writing) it follows those redirects for you so that you only see the final site.

Redirects happen in at least three ways:
1) Via the server using a 3xx status code. The FEX submission handles this case and this is what is happening in your case.
2) Via a redirect instruction in a meta tag
3) Via javascript that changes the windows location

The last two require a lot more work since you need to process the text that is sent back to you. Hopefully this helps someone ...


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