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Using AvantGo's WiredNews in SiteScoooper
#1  jonquirk 02-25-2006, 06:14 AM
I read the advice about using the RIM version of AvantGo to get at WiredNews since Wired stopped updating http://wired-vig.wired.com/news_drop/palmpilot/ . I tried to scoop http://rim.avantgo.com/rim but SiteScooper tells me https is not supported. I'm not going to https://rim.avantgo.com/rim but SiteScooper is still falling over it somehow. Has anybody had any success with this? Using www.wired.com is hopeless for many reasons.

#2  Laurens 02-25-2006, 09:40 AM
Looks like you don't have the cookies set up correctly.

If you're not logged in (the site doesn't get the required cookie) you're redirected to the login page at https://rim.avantgo.com/rim (SSL)

#3  jonquirk 02-27-2006, 02:26 PM
Thanks for that, Laurens. It sounds plausible.

Now: SiteScooper documentation states that username/passwords can be passed to websites if using SiteScooper in interactive mode and they are stored thereafter by SiteScooper, albeit insecurely. Question is: how do I run Sitescooper interactively?

Also SS docs mention importing cookies but I'd be glad of a walk through from someone who has actually done it; reading SiteScooper docs give me a headache!

#4  Laurens 02-27-2006, 02:44 PM
The idea is NOT to supply your username/password to Sitescooper, but rather to log in through the web browser, then copy the cookie you get from the AvantGo site (after you've succesfully logged in) to Sitescooper. I have no idea how Sitescooper handles cookies, but I do know that this is the cause of your problem.

Sitescooper is written for nerds.

#5  jonquirk 02-27-2006, 04:11 PM
Thanks Laurens; I'll wrestle with the docs again and see if I can get my head round it.

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