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Something broke _IEDocWriteHTML in the IE.au3 include

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

   I have a fairly complex (too big to post here) program that loads and scans web pages looking for changes in the content.

   Been running it for years.  I made no changes to the code, and no changes to my computer that should have an impact on using an embedded IE  within autoit.

   Code just stopped working, and I've traced it to the  _IEDocWriteHTML routine (found in the IE.au3 include), which is acting like a black hole, not throwing an error, but not returning properly and allowing the program to resume.     I realize this is  little to  go on, but maybe someone else has seen this behavioir.

 My code gets to just before the _IEDocWriteHTML call, prints "line 340" , and never exits to print "line 342".  Just hangs.  Tired it with a few diff websites, all fail.   I'm thinking some IE setting got changed somehow.

 ConsoleWrite("line 340" & @LF)
 _IEDocWriteHTML($oIE, $mHTML)
  ConsoleWrite("line 342" & @LF)
 

 

Update; One page  EVENTUALLY comes out of that function  , but only after a few MINUTES!.   It should be instantaneous.

Getting better:  After about 6 minutes got this:

IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_LoadWaitTimeout

What could be causing the page to fail? loads instantaneously in an IE browser. Here's the url , its an rss feed

 http://us.spindices.com/rss/rss-details/?rssFeedName=us-equity

Again, this is code that has worked for years with few hiccups.  I updated to the latest Autoit Build just to see if that would make a diff, but it didnt

 

 

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Windows 7 X64

Edited by Jdop

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 I'm having trouble seeing any of the replies.  Must be the same issue I'm having with the code.

  :shifty:

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 That was it!   Thanks

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The replies are closely linked to the amount of code you posted allowing to efficiently reproduce the problem  :)

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The replies are closely linked to the amount of code you posted allowing to efficiently reproduce the problem  :)

 Yeah I get it.  Made no sense this would just stop working. Worked once this am then stopped again when rerun.

 Told ya, complicated code.  I'll reproduce when I get a chance

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I have inserted the code thats failing for me in an existing autoit demo , posted here.

Starting at line 34, I load a web page, (I am using the same URL here as I do in my problematic code), using InetRead into a string, do a simple manipulation, and then send that string to an embedded IE using IEDocWriteHTML.

This is working perfectly and fast in this simple example, but is causing a huge timeout in code that up until recently didn't have the problem. The non working code has a lot more going on, but NOT at this point of failure. The code is the same.

The error is >> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_LoadWaitTimeout

Not sure how I get the error in my code , but not in this posted example.

Any advice where to start looking for what the problem MIGHT be would be appreciated.

My app is 1000 lines long, if someone wants to see it, I'll pass it along.

 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <IE.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Local $oIE = _IECreateEmbedded()
GUICreate("Embedded Web control Test", 640, 580, _
        (@DesktopWidth - 640) / 2, (@DesktopHeight - 580) / 2, _
        $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS + $WS_CLIPCHILDREN)
GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360)
Local $idButton_Back = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", 10, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Forward = GUICtrlCreateButton("Forward", 120, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Home = GUICtrlCreateButton("Home", 230, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Stop = GUICtrlCreateButton("Stop", 340, 420, 100, 30)
Global $g_idError_Message = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 100, 500, 500, 30)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xff0000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ;Show GUI


Local $mHTML=""

$url="http://seekingalpha.com/feed.xml"


_IENavigate($oIE, $url)

;_IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.autoitscript.com")
_IEAction($oIE, "stop")

; Waiting for user to close the window
While 1
    Local $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Home
            
            ; >>>>> this is the code thats failing  (causing a timeout) in MY app, but not in this test

            $mHTML = InetRead($url, 1 + 16)
            $mHTML = BinaryToString($mHTML)
            
            ;this next function causes a very long timeout with the following error in my code (not this test version)
            ; ERROR =  IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_LoadWaitTimeout

            _IEDocWriteHTML($oIE, $mHTML)
            

        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Back
            _IEAction($oIE, "back")
            CheckError("Back", @error, @extended)
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Forward
            _IEAction($oIE, "forward")
            CheckError("Forward", @error, @extended)
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Stop
            _IEAction($oIE, "stop")
            CheckError("Stop", @error, @extended)
    EndSelect
WEnd
GUIDelete()
Exit
Func CheckError($sMsg, $iError, $iExtended)
    ConsoleWrite('@@ (55) :(' & @MIN & ':' & @SEC & ') CheckError()' & @CR) ;### Function Trace
    If $iError Then
        $sMsg = "Error using " & $sMsg & " button (" & $iExtended & ")"
    Else
        $sMsg = ""
    EndIf
    GUICtrlSetData($g_idError_Message, $sMsg)
EndFunc   ;==>CheckError
Edited by Jdop

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Nothing huh.

Obviously , the same operation that works cleanly in one setting, is causing a timeout (set by default in ie.au3 to 5 minutes) in another.

The question is why. Yes, I feel your pain, I am not posting the code with the error condition.

Even odder, I am executing the exact same code EARLIER in the run and it does not timeout.

Either I have forgotten how to code after 40 years or Autoit is acting stupid.

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ok, if this is too hard for the crowd then so be it.

everyone has their limits

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Jdop,

Remember this is not a 24/7 support forum - those who answer are only here because they like helping others and have some time to spare. You just have to wait until someone who knows something about your particular problem, and is willing to help, comes online. Be patient and someone will answer eventually. ;)

M23


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There is something unique in the content you are writing to the browser that is causing readyState not to make it to Complete (or 4).

Does the browser contain the content that you expect it to contain after the _IEDocWriteHTML?  

If so, you can bypass the intrinsic _IELoadWait in _IEDocWriteHTML by using _IELoadWaitTimeout(0) before your call and _IELoadWaitTimeout(30000) afterwards to reset it to five minutes.

Dale


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

I will try resetting the timeout to zero and see if that avoids the problem, but no, as I said, the same exact web data is being loaded in the demo code I posted, without any timeout issue.

There are only a few lines of code involved, so I'm having a hard time figuring out why the sudden problem. This WAS working for a long time.

$mHTML = InetRead($url, 1 + 16)

$mHTML = BinaryToString($mHTML)

_IEDocWriteHTML($oIE, $mHTML)

I mean really, not much room for confusion here. Code works in one setting and not the other.

I'm sure there's a reason for this issue but it's quite obscure.

Edited by Jdop

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Does the timeout issue still occur if you replace these 3 lines by a _IENavigate($oIE, $url) ?

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I modified the timeout and yes, that avoids the issue, but doesn't explain why the problem. Stills throws a reported timeout error but appears to be working.

I tried mikell's test, and no , loading the url with _IENavigate($oIE, $url) does not produce a timeout.

Of course that is a completely different function than injecting the data via the _IEDocWriteHTML($oIE, $mHTML)

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Of course it's quite different, I tested this to point at DaleHohm's assumption - something not loaded by InetRead and likely to cause the issue

I could't reproduce the timeout issue, but in the code below after clicking the "home" button the console says ReadyState=4 while the page in the control seems to be still 'at work', behavior which is not present if _IENavigate($oIE, $url) is used

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <IE.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Local $oIE = _IECreateEmbedded()
GUICreate("Test", 640, 580, _
        (@DesktopWidth - 640) / 2, (@DesktopHeight - 580) / 2, _
        $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS + $WS_CLIPCHILDREN)
GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360)
Local $idButton_Back = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", 10, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Forward = GUICtrlCreateButton("Forward", 120, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Home = GUICtrlCreateButton("Home", 230, 420, 100, 30)
Local $idButton_Stop = GUICtrlCreateButton("Stop", 340, 420, 100, 30)
Global $g_idError_Message = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 100, 500, 500, 30)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xff0000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ;Show GUI

Local $mHTML=""

$url = "http://www.google.com"
_IENavigate($oIE, $url)
_IEAction($oIE, "stop")

While 1
    Local $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Home

            ; >>>>> this is the code thats failing  (causing a timeout) in MY app, but not in this test

$url="http://www.autoitscript.com"
;#cs
            $mHTML = InetRead($url, 1 + 16)
ConsoleWrite("InetRead status OK" & @CR)
            $mHTML = BinaryToString($mHTML)
ConsoleWrite("BinaryToString status OK" & @CR)

            ;this next function causes a very long timeout with the following error in my code (not this test version)
            ; ERROR =  IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_LoadWaitTimeout

            _IEDocWriteHTML($oIE, $mHTML)
ConsoleWrite("_IEDocWriteHTML OK" & @CR)
ConsoleWrite("$oIE.ReadyState = " & $oIE.ReadyState & @CR)
ConsoleWrite("$oIE.Busy = " & $oIE.Busy & @CR)
;#ce
;_IENavigate($oIE, $url)


        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Back
            _IEAction($oIE, "back")
            CheckError("Back", @error, @extended)
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Forward
            _IEAction($oIE, "forward")
            CheckError("Forward", @error, @extended)
        Case $iMsg = $idButton_Stop
            _IEAction($oIE, "stop")
            CheckError("Stop", @error, @extended)
    EndSelect
WEnd
GUIDelete()
Exit

Func CheckError($sMsg, $iError, $iExtended)
    ConsoleWrite('@@ (55) :(' & @MIN & ':' & @SEC & ') CheckError()' & @CR) ;### Function Trace
    If $iError Then
        $sMsg = "Error using " & $sMsg & " button (" & $iExtended & ")"
    Else
        $sMsg = ""
    EndIf
    GUICtrlSetData($g_idError_Message, $sMsg)
EndFunc   ;==>CheckError
Edited by mikell

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On the theory that life is too short to worry about things that have workarounds, I'll not torture over this too much longer

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