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Hello ,

I try to write a bot which fetches a Website by a given URL using the URL and HTTPCon. classes.
My Problem is, i am using s.th. like << while ( (byteArr = f.read()) != null) >> to check if the read packet is null or not for the while loop condition.
But with this approach I dont get the full file cause sometimes the connection is stalled and I only get half of the site. Is there a possibility which is compactible with HTTP 1.0 and 1.1 to check wether the file is full read or not

Thanx a lot for any advices and hints ...

Binh  
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Question by:kaber
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by:kbeier
ID: 2614465
Hi kaber,

What about using a BufferedReader:

BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(MyHTTPUrlConnection.getInputStream()));

and then using:
String inputLine;
while ((inputLine = in.readLine())
{
    //do your stuff here
}

Just a suggestion.  Hope it helps.

:-)
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by:jerch
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Yes, you can use the content-length header (use getContentLength() of HttpURLConnection).  But the problem not all web sites provide this information.  If the content-length is available, you can compare the size of the actual file to the content-length header.  So you would be able to determine if you were able to download the complete file.

Hope this helped...

Jerson
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by:zevious
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Use Socket.setSoTimeout();

This might solve it...
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by:kaber
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Hi ,

kbeier your comment helps me out to solve the prob. Thanx a lot , I would give you the points, but how can I do that ?
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kbeier earned 100 total points
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Hi kaber,

I will post my comment as an answer for you (hopefully this will let you allocate the points ;-)).  My comment was:

What about using a BufferedReader:

BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(MyHTTPUrlConnection.getInputStream()));

and then using:
String inputLine;
while ((inputLine = in.readLine())
{
    //do your stuff here
}

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