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How to get the Description of a website ?

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How can via AutoIt get the Description of a link ? I know how to retrieve the Title of a website, but I can't find in any way how to retrieve the Description data :(

Could I accomplish this via the _FF.au3 UDF for Firefox ? Could I accoumplish this via any _IE UDF from the Help File ?

Pls help me

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Description? Can you give an example please.


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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You mean this ?

$url = "https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/"
$txt = BinaryToString(InetRead($url))
$txt2 = StringRegExpReplace($txt, '(?is).*<meta.*?description"\s*content="([^"]+).*', "$1")
If $txt2 <> $txt Then Msgbox(0,"description of " & $url, $txt2)

The _IE* funcs are probably a more reliable way

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I think that this function might help you?

_IETagNameGetCollection
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[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"]Please mark the answer of your question if you found it.[/font]

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Here is the IE way

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/", 0, 0, 0)
Do
  $html = _IEDocReadHTML($oIE)
Until StringInStr($html, "description")
$oIE.Stop()
$oTags = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "meta")
For $oTag in $oTags
   If $oTag.name = "description" Then Msgbox(0,"", $oTag.content )
Next
$oIE.Quit()

Else can you give us an example of link causing trouble ?

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is the IE way

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/", 0, 0, 0)
Do
  $html = _IEDocReadHTML($oIE)
Until StringInStr($html, "description")
$oIE.Stop()
$oTags = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "meta")
For $oTag in $oTags
   If $oTag.name = "description" Then Msgbox(0,"", $oTag.content )
Next
$oIE.Quit()

Else can you give us an example of link causing trouble ?

It was a Facebook link, like the link of someones profile, but I observed that its something strange with facebook links, the description appears translated in my foreign country language in the HTML source no matter what, even in the browsers, but when I view the page, the Description appears  displayed on the page in english lol ( when Im not logged into Facebook ). But for other websites I discovered it works Unicode

EDIT :

Ok this problem WAS ONLY with the first method :) The method with _IE works flawlessly even with Facebook or anything :) ! :sorcerer:

Thankyou a million times dude ! And to the others who still tried to help me :)

I will mark the above resolvation as the best one :)

Thanks !

Edited by Rickname

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