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Getting HTML in Yahoo?

P: n/a
In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different from
what I am seeing.

If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can paste
this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I view source,
once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I get at the HTML that
is making all the tables and contains the images I'm seeing?

Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access to the
javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has (remember what
is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be accessible somehow.
Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?

Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the right
direction?

Thanks,
Brett
Jul 23 '05 #1
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moi
There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:

<!-- type = text -->

it ends at:

<!-- toctype = X-unknown -->

I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new file.
It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip

Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding their
own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a text editor.



"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:D6********************@rcn.net...
In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different from
what I am seeing.

If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can paste
this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I view
source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I get at the
HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images I'm seeing?

Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access to
the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has (remember
what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be accessible
somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?

Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the
right direction?

Thanks,
Brett

Jul 23 '05 #2

P: n/a
Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the frameset to
get the HTML?

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:

<!-- type = text -->

it ends at:

<!-- toctype = X-unknown -->

I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new file.
It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip

Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a text
editor.



"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:D6********************@rcn.net...
In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different
from what I am seeing.

If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I
view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I get
at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images I'm
seeing?

Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access to
the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has (remember
what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be accessible
somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?

Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the
right direction?

Thanks,
Brett


Jul 23 '05 #3

P: n/a
moi

I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it starts
writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't get past
framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a text-file.
I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other language.
The code is at http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:fP********************@rcn.net...
Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the frameset to
get the HTML?

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:

<!-- type = text -->

it ends at:

<!-- toctype = X-unknown -->

I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
file.
It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip

Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a text
editor.



"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:D6********************@rcn.net...
In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different
from what I am seeing.

If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I
view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I get
at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images I'm
seeing?

Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access to
the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has
(remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be
accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?

Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the
right direction?

Thanks,
Brett



Jul 23 '05 #4

P: n/a
Thanks.

First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link but
that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't understand how you
are keeping from getting kicked back into the frameset???

You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which is a
frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in the
frameset? Or do you get that far?

Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...

I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it starts
writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't get past
framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a text-file.
I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
language.
The code is at http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:fP********************@rcn.net...
Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the frameset
to get the HTML?

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:

<!-- type = text -->

it ends at:

<!-- toctype = X-unknown -->

I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
file.
It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip

Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a
text editor.



"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:D6********************@rcn.net...
In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different
from what I am seeing.

If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I
view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I get
at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images I'm
seeing?

Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access to
the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has
(remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be
accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?

Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the
right direction?

Thanks,
Brett



Jul 23 '05 #5

P: n/a
moi
I don't have to deal with framesets. I only use plain text in the file.
All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line. If the begin
tag is found, it starts writing to a new file, until the end tag.
This has just nothing to do with HTML, it's all about reading text files and
writing text files.
So the program only finds and writes the original HTML-code that is found in
the Yahoo-mail-file.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:pp********************@rcn.net...
Thanks.

First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link but
that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't understand how
you are keeping from getting kicked back into the frameset???

You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which is
a frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in the
frameset? Or do you get that far?

Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...

I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it starts
writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't get past
framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a text-file.
I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
language.
The code is at http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:fP********************@rcn.net...
Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the frameset
to get the HTML?

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:

<!-- type = text -->

it ends at:

<!-- toctype = X-unknown -->

I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
file.
It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip

Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a
text editor.



"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:D6********************@rcn.net...
> In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
> source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message. The
> source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is different
> from what I am seeing.
>
> If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
> paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I
> view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I
> get at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images
> I'm seeing?
>
> Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access
> to the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has
> (remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be
> accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?
>
> Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in the
> right direction?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>



Jul 23 '05 #6

P: n/a
Maybe we are talking about completely different things. Here is what I'm
referring to:

1. log into yahoo mail
2. click inbox link
3. download this page with message URLs in it

Step #3 can't be done. If you download that page via IE, it will download a
small page with javascript in it. You can then open the local saved page,
which has a javascript URL redirect. This displays your Inbox message list
by referencing Yahoo.com. Although it all looks like it is still on your
hard drive. It will last about 24 hours before the session expires.

"All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line." Again, this
is a URL redirect back to the online version of your Inbox.

Perhaps you could explain your process in some step by step detail and that
may clear it up for me. I'd appreciate if you could because I really don't
understand.

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
I don't have to deal with framesets. I only use plain text in the file.
All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line. If the begin
tag is found, it starts writing to a new file, until the end tag.
This has just nothing to do with HTML, it's all about reading text files
and writing text files.
So the program only finds and writes the original HTML-code that is found
in the Yahoo-mail-file.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:pp********************@rcn.net...
Thanks.

First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link but
that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't understand how
you are keeping from getting kicked back into the frameset???

You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which is
a frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in the
frameset? Or do you get that far?

Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...

I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it starts
writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't get past
framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a text-file.
I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
language.
The code is at http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:fP********************@rcn.net...
Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the frameset
to get the HTML?

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
> There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:
>
> <!-- type = text -->
>
> it ends at:
>
> <!-- toctype = X-unknown -->
>
> I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
> file.
> It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip
>
> Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
> their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a
> text editor.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
> news:D6********************@rcn.net...
>> In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I view
>> source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each message.
>> The source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This is
>> different from what I am seeing.
>>
>> If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
>> paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If I
>> view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do I
>> get at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the images
>> I'm seeing?
>>
>> Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access
>> to the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has
>> (remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be
>> accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?
>>
>> Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in
>> the right direction?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brett
>>
>
>



Jul 23 '05 #7

P: n/a
moi
Imagine, in my Yahoo mailbox is a message from you, no@spam.net

When I right click on that link in my Yahoo-inbox, I choose: Save Target As

I save the hole bunche as 'C:\mailtodo.html'

Then I use my app and type on Command Prompt:

C:\YMAIL C:\mailtodo.html C:\yahoomailout.html

After that, I can open and further design C:\yahoomailout.html, which is the
original HTML.


"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:c6********************@rcn.net...
Maybe we are talking about completely different things. Here is what I'm
referring to:

1. log into yahoo mail
2. click inbox link
3. download this page with message URLs in it

Step #3 can't be done. If you download that page via IE, it will download
a small page with javascript in it. You can then open the local saved
page, which has a javascript URL redirect. This displays your Inbox
message list by referencing Yahoo.com. Although it all looks like it is
still on your hard drive. It will last about 24 hours before the session
expires.

"All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line." Again,
this is a URL redirect back to the online version of your Inbox.

Perhaps you could explain your process in some step by step detail and
that may clear it up for me. I'd appreciate if you could because I really
don't understand.

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
I don't have to deal with framesets. I only use plain text in the file.
All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line. If the
begin tag is found, it starts writing to a new file, until the end tag.
This has just nothing to do with HTML, it's all about reading text files
and writing text files.
So the program only finds and writes the original HTML-code that is found
in the Yahoo-mail-file.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:pp********************@rcn.net...
Thanks.

First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link
but that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't understand
how you are keeping from getting kicked back into the frameset???

You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which
is a frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in
the frameset? Or do you get that far?

Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...

I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it starts
writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't get
past framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a text-file.
I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
language.
The code is at http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:fP********************@rcn.net...
> Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the
> frameset to get the HTML?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>
> "moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
> news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
>> There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:
>>
>> <!-- type = text -->
>>
>> it ends at:
>>
>> <!-- toctype = X-unknown -->
>>
>> I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
>> file.
>> It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip
>>
>> Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by adding
>> their own stuff so you should handle that with Search & Replace in a
>> text editor.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
>> news:D6********************@rcn.net...
>>> In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I
>>> view source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each
>>> message. The source HTML contains javascripting and framesets.
>>> This is different from what I am seeing.
>>>
>>> If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I can
>>> paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message. If
>>> I view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How do
>>> I get at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the
>>> images I'm seeing?
>>>
>>> Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me access
>>> to the javascripting and framsets since that is all the client has
>>> (remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML has to be
>>> accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see it...right?
>>>
>>> Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in
>>> the right direction?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Brett
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 23 '05 #8

P: n/a
It seems this is not completely programmatic than. I want to
programmatically do the right click (or something that mimicks this) in your
first step. Yes - it is easy enough to right click and save target as.
However, I need to programmatically gather those message URLs in the Inbox.
That doesn't seem to be something you are doing. I see you are doing it but
only after you have right clicked, which involves user intervention and what
I want to avoid.
"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
Imagine, in my Yahoo mailbox is a message from you, no@spam.net

When I right click on that link in my Yahoo-inbox, I choose: Save Target
As

I save the hole bunche as 'C:\mailtodo.html'

Then I use my app and type on Command Prompt:

C:\YMAIL C:\mailtodo.html C:\yahoomailout.html

After that, I can open and further design C:\yahoomailout.html, which is
the original HTML.


"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:c6********************@rcn.net...
Maybe we are talking about completely different things. Here is what I'm
referring to:

1. log into yahoo mail
2. click inbox link
3. download this page with message URLs in it

Step #3 can't be done. If you download that page via IE, it will
download a small page with javascript in it. You can then open the local
saved page, which has a javascript URL redirect. This displays your
Inbox message list by referencing Yahoo.com. Although it all looks like
it is still on your hard drive. It will last about 24 hours before the
session expires.

"All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line." Again,
this is a URL redirect back to the online version of your Inbox.

Perhaps you could explain your process in some step by step detail and
that may clear it up for me. I'd appreciate if you could because I
really don't understand.

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
I don't have to deal with framesets. I only use plain text in the file.
All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line. If the
begin tag is found, it starts writing to a new file, until the end tag.
This has just nothing to do with HTML, it's all about reading text files
and writing text files.
So the program only finds and writes the original HTML-code that is
found in the Yahoo-mail-file.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:pp********************@rcn.net...
Thanks.

First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link
but that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't understand
how you are keeping from getting kicked back into the frameset???

You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which
is a frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in
the frameset? Or do you get that far?

Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
>
> I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it
> starts writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I don't
> get past framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like a
> text-file.
> I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
> language.
> The code is at
> http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip
>
>
>
> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
> news:fP********************@rcn.net...
>> Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the
>> frameset to get the HTML?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brett
>>
>> "moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
>> news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
>>> There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:
>>>
>>> <!-- type = text -->
>>>
>>> it ends at:
>>>
>>> <!-- toctype = X-unknown -->
>>>
>>> I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a new
>>> file.
>>> It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip
>>>
>>> Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by
>>> adding their own stuff so you should handle that with Search &
>>> Replace in a text editor.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
>>> news:D6********************@rcn.net...
>>>> In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I
>>>> view source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each
>>>> message. The source HTML contains javascripting and framesets. This
>>>> is different from what I am seeing.
>>>>
>>>> If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I
>>>> can paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my message.
>>>> If I view source, once again, it is javascript and framesets. How
>>>> do I get at the HTML that is making all the tables and contains the
>>>> images I'm seeing?
>>>>
>>>> Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me
>>>> access to the javascripting and framsets since that is all the
>>>> client has (remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the HTML
>>>> has to be accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see
>>>> it...right?
>>>>
>>>> Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in
>>>> the right direction?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Brett
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 23 '05 #9

P: n/a
moi
Yes, it is completely programmatic, only you bring up your second question
now, because the first question was about 'text files'.
But now I guess you want to have incoming mails being modified before
they're even read.
That script I can't write.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
news:-L********************@rcn.net...
It seems this is not completely programmatic than. I want to
programmatically do the right click (or something that mimicks this) in
your first step. Yes - it is easy enough to right click and save target
as. However, I need to programmatically gather those message URLs in the
Inbox. That doesn't seem to be something you are doing. I see you are
doing it but only after you have right clicked, which involves user
intervention and what I want to avoid.
"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
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Imagine, in my Yahoo mailbox is a message from you, no@spam.net

When I right click on that link in my Yahoo-inbox, I choose: Save Target
As

I save the hole bunche as 'C:\mailtodo.html'

Then I use my app and type on Command Prompt:

C:\YMAIL C:\mailtodo.html C:\yahoomailout.html

After that, I can open and further design C:\yahoomailout.html, which is
the original HTML.


"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
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Maybe we are talking about completely different things. Here is what I'm
referring to:

1. log into yahoo mail
2. click inbox link
3. download this page with message URLs in it

Step #3 can't be done. If you download that page via IE, it will
download a small page with javascript in it. You can then open the
local saved page, which has a javascript URL redirect. This displays
your Inbox message list by referencing Yahoo.com. Although it all looks
like it is still on your hard drive. It will last about 24 hours before
the session expires.

"All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line." Again,
this is a URL redirect back to the online version of your Inbox.

Perhaps you could explain your process in some step by step detail and
that may clear it up for me. I'd appreciate if you could because I
really don't understand.

Thanks,
Brett

"moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
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I don't have to deal with framesets. I only use plain text in the file.
All I do is read the saved Yahoo file text line by text line. If the
begin tag is found, it starts writing to a new file, until the end tag.
This has just nothing to do with HTML, it's all about reading text
files and writing text files.
So the program only finds and writes the original HTML-code that is
found in the Yahoo-mail-file.

"Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
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> Thanks.
>
> First is the frameset. From there you can follow a frame source link
> but that will just kick you back into the frameset. I don't
> understand how you are keeping from getting kicked back into the
> frameset???
>
> You have the message Inbox page open, you write the output file, which
> is a frameset. How do you follow a message URL, since that is not in
> the frameset? Or do you get that far?
>
> Brett
>
> "moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
> news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
>>
>> I just let the program read until the opening tag. From there it
>> starts writing the output file until it finds the closing tag. I
>> don't get past framesets or whatever - the HTML-file is treated like
>> a text-file.
>> I made the tool in C++, but it can also be done in VB or any other
>> language.
>> The code is at
>> http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc.../YMAIL_src.zip
>>
>>
>>
>> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
>> news:fP********************@rcn.net...
>>> Can you post the code and explain how you are getting past the
>>> frameset to get the HTML?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Brett
>>>
>>> "moi" <coffeecop@_NOSPAM_planet.nl> wrote in message
>>> news:d4**********@reader13.wxs.nl...
>>>> There is HTML in the Yahoo mail files. It starts at:
>>>>
>>>> <!-- type = text -->
>>>>
>>>> it ends at:
>>>>
>>>> <!-- toctype = X-unknown -->
>>>>
>>>> I made a simple .exe which extracts the HTML and saves it into a
>>>> new file.
>>>> It's here: http://www.geocities.com/smplprgrsrc/files/YMAIL.zip
>>>>
>>>> Only problem is that Yahoo also changes original hyperlinks by
>>>> adding their own stuff so you should handle that with Search &
>>>> Replace in a text editor.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Brett" <no@spam.net> schreef in bericht
>>>> news:D6********************@rcn.net...
>>>>> In Yahoo mail, I click the Inbox link and see my messages. If I
>>>>> view source, I don't have HTML which contains the URL of each
>>>>> message. The source HTML contains javascripting and framesets.
>>>>> This is different from what I am seeing.
>>>>>
>>>>> If I right click on a message link and select "copy shortcut", I
>>>>> can paste this link into my browser. This brings me to my
>>>>> message. If I view source, once again, it is javascript and
>>>>> framesets. How do I get at the HTML that is making all the
>>>>> tables and contains the images I'm seeing?
>>>>>
>>>>> Accessing IE DOM is a possibility but won't that just give me
>>>>> access to the javascripting and framsets since that is all the
>>>>> client has (remember what is seen in view souce)? I know the
>>>>> HTML has to be accessible somehow. Otherise, you wouldn't see
>>>>> it...right?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry if this is the wrong group. If so, can some one point me in
>>>>> the right direction?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Brett
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 23 '05 #10

P: n/a
Nothing is modified. I simply want to get a message off of Yahoo
completely programmatically without user intervention. Take logging in
out of the equation and start in the Inbox. Go from there but do it
all programmatically. That's my question.

Jul 23 '05 #11

P: n/a
moi
After you, my motivation to help people is reduced to -100%.
Good job!
Who's the next moron?
"brett" <ac*****@cygen.com> schreef in bericht
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Nothing is modified. I simply want to get a message off of Yahoo
completely programmatically without user intervention. Take logging in
out of the equation and start in the Inbox. Go from there but do it
all programmatically. That's my question.

Jul 23 '05 #12

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