WEIRD: hpricot causes Error 500

So this is weird. I have this in one of my controllers:

f = open("http://www.google.com")

@s = f.read

And that’s fine. I can echo @s back out in the view, and it works like
a charm. But the second I do this (in the controller):

doc = Hpricot(@s)

I get an error 500 (internal server error). I have rubygems, open-uri,
and hpricot all included. Any ideas what’s going on? I’m under a
pressing deadline and this one’s really got me stumped.

Thanks in advance!!!

Quoting jason [email protected]:

I get an error 500 (internal server error). I have rubygems, open-uri,
and hpricot all included. Any ideas what’s going on? I’m under a
pressing deadline and this one’s really got me stumped.

Look in the log, there is usually a stack dump. Are you sure that the
entire
datastructure is in @s? I.e., that the end of the HTML/XML is in the
string.
Also there can be parsing errors, encoding errors, etc. So find the
error
message/exception type in logs, or catch (rescue) it in your own code.

Jeffrey

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