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Webscrape - page not found feature request

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:08 pm
by timrray
It would be very handy if the Webscrape plugin could notify you somehow (possibly the same way Awasu's channel error shows up) if the scrapped page is not found. I had a scrape set up for a page that no longer exists and I didn't know it until I visited the page.

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:36 am
by abwilson
Are you using the DownloadUrl facility provided by Awasu or are you having WebScrape fetch the page to be scraped? If WebScrape, I would expect it to fail with a pretty obvious error if it can't find a page.

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:13 pm
by timrray
As far as I know I'm using Webscrape. If you're interested in seeing what I'm talking about, I could email you the ini and the page in question.

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:36 am
by abwilson
The DownloadUrl parameter is defined in the .plugin file and therefore appears in Awasu's dialog when you define the channel. What are the various settings in your channel properties?