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Use URL to open a remote textfile using OpenTextFile function?

Posted on 2003-11-12
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Im trying to open a textfile on a remote location...
This is what I've come up with... But it doesnt work...

Set fso=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set otf=fso.OpenTextFile("http://mywebsite/folder/index.html",1,false)

Are there any other alternatives that anyone can think of?

Thanks for your time...
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Question by:c0rrupti0n
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by:Gary
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FSO is for local files only
<%
Set objXMLHTTP = server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
 
objXMLHTTP.Open "post", "http://www.intouchmedialtd.com/file.txt", False
objXMLHTTP.Send

PageContent = objXMLHTTP.responseText
response.write pagecontent
%>
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by:c0rrupti0n
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Well I tried your example (GaryC123) and no go... I keep getting an error HTTP/1.0 501 Not Implemented in my browser. I did some research and found similar examples http://www.w3schools.com/dom/dom_http.asp. However those didnt seem to work either. I then came across this...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q237/9/06.ASP&NoWebContent=1

I believe this might be why its not working... and even if it did Im still uncertain it would work out because I need to use the OpenTextFile function in FSO.

Im trying to grap a text file from a remote web server. Parse it to find certain text in the files.

I need the use of the follow Sub functions of OpenTextFile:

Read
Skipline
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Thanks for the swift response...
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Gary earned 20 total points
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If you're having problems with it then use the GET method

<%
Set objXMLHTTP = server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
 
objXMLHTTP.Open "get", "http://www.intouchmedialtd.com/product.txt", false
objXMLHTTP.Send

PageContent = objXMLHTTP.responseText
response.write pagecontent
%>

Apart from that there's nothing you can do
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