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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    BC4's File views still support HTTP addresses, while the Folder Compare does not. BC4 Pro added WebDav support which uses http syntax, but requires a webdav server to be setup, similar to a website serving content as S/FTP and using sftp syntax.

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  • kcalman
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    Hey Comparistas,
    Its been more than 10 years (!) since my original request, what is the status of direct entry general URL comparison capability?

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    We may not be able to support this type of security and connection at this time. We definitely don't look for any additional cookies or files in the BC3 Install directory. If we are able to load already saved credentials, it would need to be part of Windows (Explorer or maybe Internet Explorer).

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  • kcalman
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    1. Started IE9, logged into the web page
    2. clicked on target URLs to test getability, worked
    3. copied URLs from IE and pasted in the new text compare session as before
    4. Press enter, get error messages, "File Not Found" in both panes


    Should this work on a Linux host? Is there a particular Browser I should use to seed the cookies?

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  • Aaron
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    BC3's Check for Updates uses your current Internet Explorer settings. It is likely this might be similar. Can you configure Internet Explorer to be able to access these files?

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  • kcalman
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    Aaron,
    I tried with "http://example.com" and "http://example.org" (which each redirect to to identical error messages) and that worked. I am thinking that the previous example fails because the BC3 session cannot retrieve the URLs. They are addresses of logs on a Hudson server which has security turned on, requiring a userid and password for access. I was able to export my cookies from Chrome to a standard netscape format usable by wget, and was able to retrieve the files from the command line that way.

    I tried putting a copy of the cookies.txt file in BC3's install directory, but no joy. Is BC3 capable of using the cookies.txt file, or password authenticating in any way?
    Last edited by kcalman; 24-Jan-2013, 03:41 PM.

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  • Aaron
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    That sounds like an appropriate method. Are you able to paste in an easily testable website, such as:
    http://google.com

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  • kcalman
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    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
    That feature [URL comparison] is available in the current version of BC3 for the Text Compare session type. Simply type the http address to the file to display the text.

    The Folder Compare still requires FTP access, and does not support http browsing.
    I am currently using 3.3.5 build 15075 on Windows. I tried the following:
    1. start BC3, get session screen
    2. select Session -> New Session -> Text Compare
    3. get empty text comparison screen
    4. Enter two different URLs in the file name entry fields
    5. Press enter to start the comparison
    6. Both panes in the comparison show message, "File Not Found (<URL from that pane>)"


    If URL comparison is currently available, then what am I doing wrong?

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  • Aaron
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    Thanks for the template. It looks like a decent skeleton, but seems to have some code in it customized for you personally, such as URL locations and emailing a log to jeremy@beweb. I've commented out a few lines and reattached it.

    I would not recommend our users simply run this vbscript. However, if you are familiar with VBScript, feel free to modify the code to your purposes. This file is *NOT* supported by Scooter Software, and I would only recommend its use if you are familiar with VBScript and are comfortable modifying and using another programmers code.
    Attached Files

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  • kcalman
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    Can you provide some idea of how to use this or how it works?

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  • jeremy@beweb.co.nz
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    I could really do with this feature too

    I've got a clunky solution though!

    see attachment for a vbs that will do it.
    Last edited by Aaron; 27-May-2010, 04:07 PM.

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  • kcalman
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    In my workplace, we use various tools with web interfaces; for example, for issue tracking and code review. Many of these tools have dynamically generated content rather than simple static html pages. It would be Really Useful to use Beyond Compare to compare things only addressable as non-FTP URLs, such as
    - compare one Bugzilla bug to another
    - compare a captured web page to the current dynamic one
    - compare the interface of a web application under development through two different access paths (inter- vs. intra-net), or through different browsers

    In addition, there may be several ways of comparing these items depending on the intent. For example,
    - When comparing different pages like the Bugzilla bugs example, you might want to see html source in a text comparison
    - When comparing the same page under differing conditions like the other examples, you might want to see a bitmap comparison of how the pages appear rendered by different browsers
    - or you may want to compare the URLs' metadata, like an analysis of address, server info, access time, etc.
    Last edited by kcalman; 26-Mar-2010, 06:04 PM.

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  • Aaron
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    It is still on our wishlist to support this behavior. As you can see, some things can be on our wishlist for quite some time before implementation, but since there is not a set schedule for wishlist items I can't predict an ETA for http folder browsing.

    Most Http sites also support FTP access. Could you give more detail on your specific case where Http access is preferred to FTP access?

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  • kcalman
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    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
    The Folder Compare still requires FTP access, and does not support http browsing.
    Will it ever?

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    That feature is available in the current version of BC3 for the Text Compare session type. Simply type the http address to the file to display the text.

    The Folder Compare still requires FTP access, and does not support http browsing.

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