Import["http://.."] wackiness.... ?
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- Subject: [mg92886] Import["http://.."] wackiness.... ?
- From: "Jason Ledbetter" <jasonbrent at gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 05:22:11 -0400 (EDT)
Folk, I've written a notebook that allows me to process a set of data from a local data file e.g., Import[ToFileName[....]]. This data is also available via an HTTP web service that returns text/plain. When I try to use Import["http://thatservice"], Mathematica returns "Disallowed Key Characters." and I'm unable to find any reference to what that means via google. If I 'wget' or 'curl' http://thatservice and then Import the saved file, the notebook processes the data just fine. The best I can figure Import w/ an http url probably wants real html and not plain text. Does anyone know of a way around this (other than the obvious of externally copying said data and importing locally)? Thanks, -jbl