Re: IOException for URL

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 23:07:53 -0400
Alan wrote:

   When I try the code below with "
source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=something" in the URLs.txt file, I get an
IOException error. The server is returning an HTTP response code
403. However, when I open the same URL in my browser, it works

    A different but similarly formated URL to another server worked
fine. Maybe this server is expection something additional?

I think Google tests on browser type.

In 2004 the following worked:

          URL url = new URL("");
          HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection)url.openConnection();
          con.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;
MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)");
          con.setRequestProperty("Referrer", "");
          if(con.getResponseCode() == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
             InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
             byte[] b = new byte[1000];
             int n;
             while((n = >= 0) {
                System.out.println(new String(b,0,n));
          } else {
             System.out.println(con.getResponseCode() + " " +


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