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November 3, 2008  4:18 PM

HTTP Status Codes explained for web servers



Posted by: Jerry Lees
HTTP, HTTP Status Codes, http tools, Web applications, Web Pages, web sites, web tools, webmaster

As a web administrator I encounter quite a few instances where a weird HTTP status is returned to a browser.Even using them often it's hard to remember the codes 100% and what they all mean. Sure, a 404 means the file doesn't exist and a 200 is a good response... but what about the harder more...

October 31, 2008  6:17 AM

Using Internet Explorer objects to scrape links from web pages.



Posted by: Jerry Lees
InternetExplorer.Application, Web Pages, web sites, web tools, wget

 Recently, I needed to write a tool that would scrape the links from a page. To accomplish this I used the Internet Explorer object "InternetExplorer.Application".  We'll explain it a bit more in a later entry but for now, take a look at the code below: URL =...


October 16, 2008  2:53 AM

Consuming and using a web service from within VBScript to create a WHOIS tool



Posted by: Jerry Lees
SOAP, VBScript, Web Pages, Web Service, web sites, web tools, WSDL

Recently I posted a list of web services at a site that were public web services, in the article entitled A Great list of FREE publicly...

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October 10, 2008  7:57 PM

A Great list of FREE publicly available Web Services



Posted by: Jerry Lees
SOAP, Web Pages, Web Service, web sites, web tools, webmaster, WSDL

As an IIS Administrator I have spent quite a bit of time administering web sites and web services in my role where I work. Recently, I have been doing some work with Web Services in IIS to actually monitor them since we needed to do more than just simply monitor the Web Service Definition Language...


October 3, 2008  3:00 PM

How to retrieve HTML web pages with VBScript via the Microsoft.XmlHttp object



Posted by: Jerry Lees
HTML, HTTP, Microsoft.XmlHttp, VBScript, VBScript Objects, Web Pages, XML

Recently, I had a situation where I had to pull down a HTML page to compare it to a known copy of the page. Certainly, IE or FireFox-- or Google's Chrome would have done the trick and I could have viewed the source. But that would require me to do...


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