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From "Tony Dietrich" <>
Subject RE: Question re: Ajax processing
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:57:54 GMT
Thanks Chapuis, I know about HtmlUnit.

See my reply to Fuad.

However, I have no idea how to integrate this into Droids. Help?


-----Original Message-----
From: Chapuis Bertil [] 
Sent: 11 April 2011 21:52
Subject: Re: Question re: Ajax processing

Yes, you are right, the HttpClient does not interpret javascript and no
support is provided in Droids for such a use case. However, this may
probably be achieved by using another client like the one provided by
HtmlUnit which can be used to retrieve information from web sites and which
works with most javascript libraries.

On 11 April 2011 22:15, Tony Dietrich <> wrote:

> OK, I'm getting ready to make use of Droids in an application for my
> company, BUT:
> As far as I can tell, the current Droids Http Client implementation does
> not
> return a fully populated w3c document if the remote page uses
> Ajax/JavaScript to synchronously populate the document.
> Correct/Not correct?
> (If I'm correct, this is a show-stopper for me.)
> If I'm wrong, can someone point me in the right way to ensure that a remote
> crawl of a website will indeed return a fully populated document whether or
> not the site uses Ajax/JavaScript to populate elements within the page
> after
> load?
> Tony Dietrich

Bertil Chapuis
Agimem Sàrl

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