[thelist] iframes evil? (was RE: Grabbing a file across domains)

Matthew Bernhardt bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Wed Jan 10 15:25:38 CST 2007

This may be incredibly basic, but the code that I use to scrape sites from  
elsewhere at OSU is:

url = (definition of URL to be scraped - usually the University's master  
room schedule to find out what they think is going on in our building)
set http = server.CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP.3.0")
http.open "GET",url,false
Dim wwc
wwc = http.ResponseText

(prepare wwc contents to strip off head and body tags, or otherwise get  
ready for display)

set http = Nothing


On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:50:59 -0500, Joel D Canfield <joel at streamliine.com>  

>> might want to look at either (a) include files or (b) screen
>> scraping, assuming the content comes from somewhere other
>> than your own server.
> it does - can't find anything meaningful about using ASP to include a
> file outside the current domain/file structure. any pointers? may still
> just go with iframes, but if there's another option, I'd like to check
> it out
> thanks
> joel

Matt Bernhardt, bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Webmaster  +  Fab  Lab  Coordinator
Knowlton  School   of  Architecture
The    Ohio     State    University

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