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Re: Import["http://.."] wackiness.... ?

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  • From: "Jason Ledbetter" <jasonbrent at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 05:22:22 -0400 (EDT)
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Looks like it was the servlet providing the service that is broken, not
Import -- sorry for the intrusion.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Jason Ledbetter <jasonbrent at>wrote:

> 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

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