Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Can't make CHttpConnection work

Posted on 2009-05-05
3
Medium Priority
?
953 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I'm trying to download web content, and I would like to try using the MFC wrapper. I keep getting "The URL is invalid", when using direct retrieval works fine. There is only bad documentation and no examples of usage. I'm sure I'm abusing the file specification in OpenRequest, but I can't find any permutation that works. Any help would be appreciated.
// GetYahooDataCA.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
 
#include "stdafx.h"
#include <afxinet.h>
 
#ifdef _DEBUG
#define new DEBUG_NEW
#endif
 
CWinApp theApp;
 
using namespace std;
 
// This function works perfectly...
void DisplayPage(LPCTSTR pszURL)
{
	CInternetSession session(_T("Yahoo Session"));
	CStdioFile* pFile = NULL;
	CHAR szBuff[1024];
	pFile = session.OpenURL(pszURL);
	while (pFile->Read(szBuff, 1024) > 0)
		printf_s("%-1023s", szBuff);
	delete pFile;
	session.Close();
}
 
// This one throws an exception on SendRequest();
static void DisplayHttpPage(LPCTSTR pszServerName, LPCTSTR pszFileName)
{
	CInternetSession session(_T("Yahoo Session"));
	try {
		CString strServerName;
		INTERNET_PORT nPort = 80;
		DWORD dwRet = 0;
 
		CHttpConnection*	pServer	= session.GetHttpConnection(pszServerName, nPort);
		CHttpFile*		pFile	= pServer->OpenRequest(CHttpConnection::HTTP_VERB_GET, pszFileName, pszServerName );
		pFile->SendRequest();		// throws "URL not found" exception here...
		pFile->QueryInfoStatusCode(dwRet);
 
		if (dwRet == HTTP_STATUS_OK) {
			CHAR szBuff[1024];
			while (pFile->Read(szBuff, 1024) > 0)
				printf_s("%-1023s", szBuff);
		}
		delete pFile;
		delete pServer;
	}
	catch (CInternetException* pEx) {		//catch errors from WinInet
		TCHAR pszError[64];
		pEx->GetErrorMessage(pszError, 64);
		_tprintf_s(_T("\n%-63s\n"), pszError);
	}
	session.Close();
}
 
int _tmain(int argc, TCHAR* argv[], TCHAR* envp[])
{
	int nRetCode = 0;
	if (!AfxWinInit(::GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL, ::GetCommandLine(), 0)) {	// initialize MFC and print an error on failure
		_tprintf(_T("Fatal Error: MFC initialization failed\n"));
		nRetCode = 1;
	} else {
 
		CString GE_URL ( "http://biz.yahoo.com" );
		CString GE_File( "/research/earncal/today.html" );
 
		DisplayPage( GE_URL+GE_File );
		DisplayHttpPage( GE_URL, GE_File );
	}
	return nRetCode;
}

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:qstat
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Zoppo earned 500 total points
ID: 24313246
Hi qstat,

I played a bit around with your code and got it running.

First it seems for 'GetHttpConnection' the passed servername must not be preceeded by the protocol type, so it has to be 'biz.yahoo.com' instead of 'http://biz.yahoo.com'.

Next for 'OpenRequest' the passed filename must not be preceeded by a '/', so it has to be 'research/earncal/today.html' instead of '/research/earncal/today.html'.

At last if you need to pass a referrer-URL to 'OpenRequest' it has to be preceeded by 'http://'.

So, as a conclusion you need to change following:

1. In 'DisplayHttpPage' nitialize the up to now unused variable 'strServerName' like this:
> CString strServerName = CString( "http://" ) + pszServerName;

2. Change the call to OpenRequest in order to use that server name as referrer:
> CHttpFile*              pFile   = pServer->OpenRequest(CHttpConnection::HTTP_VERB_GET, pszFileName, strServerName );

3. Change the two strings for server- and file name in _tmain like this:
> CString GE_URL ( "biz.yahoo.com" );
> CString GE_File( "research/earncal/today.html" );

Hope that helps,

ZOPPO
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:qstat
ID: 31578319
Thanks for the help. It would be nice if MS would give the slightest clue for correct usage.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Zoppo
ID: 24373633
Hi qstat,

yes, I agree - it's often a long and exhausting work to find out how some things work, a combination of lot of searching the web and trial and error ...

Therefor we can be thankful for resources like experts exchange!

Have a nice day,

ZOPPO
0

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction: Load and Save to file, Document-View interaction inside the SDI. Continuing from the second article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. From the class view select CSudokuDoc and double click to open the header …
Introduction: Ownerdraw of the grid button.  A singleton class implentation and usage. Continuing from the fifth article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. Go to the class view – CGridButton should be visible as a class.  R…
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
From store locators to asset tracking and route optimization, learn how leading companies are using Google Maps APIs throughout the customer journey to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Powered …

584 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question