Open-uri question

I am using open-uri for the first time. I need to visit a bunch of urls
and gather some data. Here is a samll code snippet

require ‘open-uri’ # allows the use of a file like API for URLs
open( “http://no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com/”) { |file|
lines = file.read
puts lines
}

and here is the error I get
ruby test.rb
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:290:in open_http': 500 Internal Server Error (OpenURI::HTTPError) from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:629:inbuffer_open’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:167:in open_loop' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:165:inopen_loop’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:135:in open_uri' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:531:inopen’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:86:in `open’
from test.rb:2

However
require ‘open-uri’ # allows the use of a file like API for URLs
open( “http://www.google.com/”) { |file|
lines = file.read
puts lines
}

works just fine. What am I doing wrong??

akanksha wrote:

ruby test.rb
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:290:in `open_http’: 500 Internal
Server Error (OpenURI::HTTPError)

works just fine. What am I doing wrong??

Nothing, from the looks of your code. The server’s returning an error
message, which could (I guess) be something to do with cookies.
Mechanize has no problems with that site, anyway. I’d suggest using
that.

I get the same error although I noticed there was a semi-colon causing a
syntax error:

SyntaxError: compile error
(irb):2: syntax error
open( “http://no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com:wink: { |file|
^
(irb):5: syntax error
from (irb):5
irb(main):006:0>

… which could (I guess) be something to do with cookies

I don’t know the reason this is occuring, but here is what the server is
sending back from a wget:

wget --verbose --no-proxy --no-cookies --server-response
http://no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com

–20:22:47-- http://no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com/
=> `index.html.5’
Resolving no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com… 207.46.217.223,
207.46.217.219
Connecting to no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com|207.46.217.223|:80…
connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response…
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Connection: keep-alive
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:22:48 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
P3P:CP=“BUS CUR CONo FIN IVDo ONL OUR PHY SAMo TELo”
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
MSNSERVER: H: TK2SPCWEBA96 V: 1 D: 1/1/2000
X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
Set-Cookie: MC1=V=3&GUID=e79f712dd7ae49d4ab26790953d8b9e0;
domain=.msn.com; expires=Mon, 04-Oct-2021 19:00:00 GMT; path=/
Set-Cookie: S_VDT=Fri, 07 Jul 2006 16:32:00 GMT; expires=Sat,
29-Jul-2006 00:22:48 GMT; path=/
Set-Cookie:
sc_stgcls_107=NzAwRGRYZlU3Q3Q5WDBYYnB2bktaSjkwY3hnUnllVU56SQ==;
domain=no-way-outspaik375.spaces.msn.com; expires=Fri, 25-Aug-2006
00:22:48 GMT; path=/
Set-Cookie: S_USI=0; expires=Sat, 29-Jul-2006 00:22:48 GMT; path=/
Last-Modified: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 01:59:40 GMT
Expires: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:22:48 GMT
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 66500
Length: 66,500 (65K) [text/html]

100%[====================================>] 66,500 88.00K/s

20:22:48 (87.74 KB/s) - `index.html.5’ saved [66500/66500]

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