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RichD
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      01-30-2013
I read Wall Street Journal, and occasionally check
articles on their Web site. It's mostly free, with some items
available to subscribers only. It seems random, which ones
they block, about 20%.

Anywho, sometimes I use their search utility, the usual author
or title search, and it blocks, then I look it up on Google, and
link from there, and it loads! ok, Web gurus, what's going on?


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Rodrick Brown
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      01-30-2013
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM, RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I read Wall Street Journal, and occasionally check
> articles on their Web site. It's mostly free, with some items
> available to subscribers only. It seems random, which ones
> they block, about 20%.
>
> Anywho, sometimes I use their search utility, the usual author
> or title search, and it blocks, then I look it up on Google, and
> link from there, and it loads! ok, Web gurus, what's going on?
>
>

Its Gremlins! I tell you Gremlins!!!


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Chris Rebert
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      01-30-2013
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM, RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I read Wall Street Journal, and occasionally check
> articles on their Web site. It's mostly free, with some items
> available to subscribers only. It seems random, which ones
> they block, about 20%.
>
> Anywho, sometimes I use their search utility, the usual author
> or title search, and it blocks, then I look it up on Google, and
> link from there, and it loads! ok, Web gurus, what's going on?


http://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&...rst+click+free

BTW, this has absolutely jack squat to do with Python. Please direct
similar future inquiries to a more relevant forum.

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Martin Musatov
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      01-30-2013
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> articles on their Web site. *It's mostly free, with some items
> available to subscribers only. *It seems random, which ones
> they block, about 20%.
>
> Anywho, sometimes I use their search utility, the usual author
> or title search, and it blocks, then I look it up on Google, and
> link from there, and it loads! *ok, Web gurus, what's going on?
>
> --
> Rich


 
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Gandalf Parker
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      01-30-2013
RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> contributed wisdom to news:b968c6c6-5aa9-
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> Web gurus, what's going on?
>


That is the fault of the site itself.
If they are going to block access to users then they should also block
access to the automated spiders that hit the site to collect data.
 
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RichD
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      01-30-2013
On Jan 30, Gandalf Parker <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:
> > Web gurus, what's going on?

>
> That is the fault of the site itself.
> If they are going to block access to users then they should also block
> access to the automated spiders that hit the site to collect data.


well yeah, but what's going on, under the hood?
How does it get confused? How could this
happen? I'm looking for some insight, regarding a
hypothetical programmimg glitch -


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Joel Goldstick
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      01-30-2013
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM, RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On Jan 30, Gandalf Parker <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
> > > Web gurus, what's going on?

> >
> > That is the fault of the site itself.
> > If they are going to block access to users then they should also block
> > access to the automated spiders that hit the site to collect data.

>
> well yeah, but what's going on, under the hood?
> How does it get confused? How could this
> happen? I'm looking for some insight, regarding a
> hypothetical programmimg glitch -
>
>
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> As was pointed out, this really is off topic for this group. You might

try googling. The NYTimes makes articles available by adding a parameter
to the tail of the url I believe


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Auric__
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      01-30-2013
Martin Musatov wrote:

> On Jan 29, 8:55*pm, RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I read Wall Street Journal, and occasionally check<NotepadPlus>

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Ignoring the big ol' unneccessary crosspost... What the ****?

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alex23
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      01-31-2013
On Jan 31, 5:39*am, RichD <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> well yeah, but what's going on, under the hood?
> How does it get confused? *How could this
> happen? *I'm looking for some insight, regarding a
> hypothetical programmimg glitch -


As has been stated, this has nothing to do with Python, so please stop
posting your questions here.

However, here's an answer to get you to stop repeating yourself: it's
not uncommon to find that content you're restricted from accessing via
a site's own search is available to you through Google. This has to do
with Google's policy of _requiring_ that pages that it is allowed to
index _must_ be available for view. Any site that allows Google to
index its pages that then blocks you from viewing them will swiftly
find themselves web site-a non gratis in Google search. As most
websites are attention whores, they'll do anything to ensure they
remain within Google's indices.

 
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Arne Vajh°j
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      01-31-2013
On 1/29/2013 11:55 PM, RichD wrote:
> I read Wall Street Journal, and occasionally check
> articles on their Web site. It's mostly free, with some items
> available to subscribers only. It seems random, which ones
> they block, about 20%.
>
> Anywho, sometimes I use their search utility, the usual author
> or title search, and it blocks, then I look it up on Google, and
> link from there, and it loads! ok, Web gurus, what's going on?


WSJ want their articles to be findable from Google.

So they open up for Google indexing them.

If they require any type of registration to see an article,
then Google will remove the link.

So therefore WSJ (and many other web sites!) gives more access
if you come from Google than if not.

Arne


 
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