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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-19 09:58:55

> 000 instead, a page containing an advertisement. The latter page contains a
> link to "/group/boost/message/1000" which always takes you to the right
> place. It looks to me as though that link needs to be in the context of the
> ad page in order to work properly, because I can't figure out how to make
> urllib retrieve the right one. I'm sure I'm just missing something simple.

No, you are correct. It is a link relative to the site base of the currently
active URL ( in this case). My guess is that the problem
with the script is that they are using cookies to track you and display ads. So
if your python 'browser' script doesn't handle cookies then you won't be able to
get to the pages correctly. If you disable cookies in your browser you can't
even access the site...


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