Re: Getting text from a URL

"Andrew Thompson" <>
22 Oct 2006 02:41:54 -0700
<> wrote:

I am trying to read the text of a website using a URL object and a data
It works well on for example, but doesn't work well on:

This source loads and displays (crudely) the web page
at that address.

import javax.swing.*;

public class ShowURL {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String address = null;
    if (args.length==0) {
      address = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, "URL?");
    } else {
      address = args[0];
    JEditorPane jep = null;
    try {
      URL url = new URL(address);
      jep = new JEditorPane(url);
    } catch(Exception e) {
      jep = new JEditorPane();
      jep.setText( e.toString() );
    JScrollPane jsp = new JScrollPane(jep);
    jsp.setPreferredSize(new java.awt.Dimension(400,300));
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, jsp);
</sscce> the data is readable, and it is a web-page.

Andrew T.

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