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_StringBetween() Fails in my case

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

My code is the following:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <String.au3>

$File = InetRead("http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms633494%28v=vs.85%29.aspx")
If @error Then ThrowError("InetRead Failed")
$File = BinaryToString($File, 4)
ClipPut($File)
$str = _StringBetween($File, "<dt>", ".dll</dt>")
If @error Then ThrowError("StringBetween Failed " & @error)

_ArrayDisplay($str)
MsgBox(0,"", $str[0])

Func ThrowError($error)
    MsgBox(0,"", $error)
    Exit
EndFunc

If you have a look at the target website, you can find the following substring, which I'd like to find:

</th><td>
<dl>
<dt>User32.dll</dt>
</dl>
</td></tr>

I'd like to extract that User32 text.

I can't see why my script fails all the time. Could anyone help me?

Thank you!

Edited by Unc3nZureD

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I'm not sure if InetRead works this way and I did no testing, but you are only testing the @error of BinaryToString and not if InetRead fails.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Oh, that's just a mistake, the InetRead works surely.

_StringBetween returns error & the whole HTML file.

( I edited the 1st post, to represent, what I actually wanted :) )

Edited by Unc3nZureD

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It's not failing, it's finding the first instance of <dt>, and stopping at the first instance of .dll</dt>. Unfortunately, the text you're getting back is not what you're expecting because it's using a Regex that matches exactly what you asked for, but not what you wanted.


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Oh, got it. I changed my Starting to:

$delim1 = "</dt>" & @LF & "</dl>" & @LF & "</td></tr>" & @LF & "<tr><th>" & @LF & "<p>DLL</p>" & @LF & "</th><td>" & @LF &"<dl>" & @LF &"<dt>"

And now it works :)

Thanks.

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