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TommyLee

Help needed - URL parsing in the address bar of Firefox

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Hello members,

I would like to have a solution to the following problem:

A proxy website I visit always attaches some random characters in the address bar, while visiting the actual url.

Here is the url displayed:

http://www.PROXYSITE.com/GO/ABC123/www.example.com/thePage.html/XYZ456

In the above, I wish to get rid of all of the " http://www.PROXYSITE.com/GO/ABC123/ " part as well as the " /XYZ456 " part, so that I am left only with the pure url www.example.com/thePage.html

Please note the ' ABC123 ' is the only part that is different for every site loaded (along with, of course, the /www.example.com/thePage.html part) while the 3 other parts viz., http://www.PROXYSITE.com, /GO/ and XYZ456 remain the same across all sites visited.

After running my query, I NEED TO BE TAKEN to my url " http://www.example.com/thePage.html " , preferably in the same tab of the url.  (I do not want any extraction of texts anywhere.)

Could you suggest a solution script for this in AutoIt, please?

Thank You in advance!

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Please explain why the proxy site is involved. Why don't you just go to the desired site directly?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

That particular proxy, uses cached web pages on their server -- if I understand it properly.

So, what you are seeing in the address bar is a temporary cached page on their server.

You can't get around that -- not and use their services. Maybe some other proxy service...

Edited by ripdad

"Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality." ~ Nikola Tesla

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Thank You Danp2 and ripdad for your quick replies.  This forum is quite active! :thumbsup:

I have my own reasons to use that site, LOL :D

Meanwhile, I am glad I have found an online solution that works exceptionally well for my needs.

For anyone who is interested, it is the bookmarklet found at urlparser dot com slash bookmarklet .  Combined with the 'Text Link' extension for firefox which I was already using, it is almost THE solution I was looking for.  (I just had to enable another option for the context menu in its settings.)
 

Thank You everyone; have a nice time! :bye:

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