|Mar 28, 2011, 06:37 PM||#1|
Reloading a webpage
I'm trying to write an Applescript, but I'm not quire sure how to do it. Basically, there's a web page that I want to keep checking on. It's not live yet, and I want to find out when it's up.
The tricky part is that the webpage redirects if it isn't up yet, so I can't simply reload the page. I want the Applescript to go to the webpage, check to see if it got redirected somewhere else, and if so, load it again. So I need to check to see what page it's currently at, and that's what I can't figure out.
|Mar 28, 2011, 06:56 PM||#2|
IIRC curl (http://curl.haxx.se/docs/manpage.html) won't follow redirects unless you tell it to. It also seems like you can ask it to output how many redirects it was asked to follow in case it does.
EDIT: I just checked this on a site I have registered, but not yet set up hosting for. curl http://parkedsite.com gives no output, while curl -L http://parkedsite.com gives me the Network Solutions "Coming Soon" page.
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Last edited by balamw; Mar 28, 2011 at 07:04 PM.
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