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Re: Import["http://.."] wackiness.... ?
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 gmail.com>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 >