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Recipe: How to get a page from the Internet
Last updated at 9:31 pm UTC on 10 January 2022
You want to retrieve a web page on the Internet for which you have the URL.

 "Output a Web page on the Transcript window"
 | mimeDoc |
 mimeDoc := 'http://www.squeak.org/' asUrl retrieveContents.
 Transcript show: mimeDoc content.

The method #asUrl takes a string and converts it to an URL. URLs are represented as concrete subinstances of Url (one for each protocol).

 'http://www.squeak.org/' asUrl class  

The method retrieveContents asks a Url to retrieve its contents and return a MIMEDocument. A MIMEDocument contains the actual data along with a MIME content-type; content will return the data.

Showing the page in its own TwoWayScrollPane.

| mimeDoc |
urlString := 'http://www.squeak.org/'.
mimeDoc := urlString asUrl retrieveContents.
StringHolder new textContents: mimeDoc content withSqueakLineEndings; openLabel: urlString.

Checked with Squeak version 3.10.2: OK.

Or popping up an ObjectExplorer on the parsed HTML document
| mimeDoc |
urlString := 'http://www.squeak.org/'.
mimeDoc := urlString asUrl retrieveContents.
(HtmlParser parse: mimeDoc content) explore

The same in one line
(HtmlParser parse: 'http://www.squeak.org/' asUrl retrieveContents content) explore

For more details, browse classes Url and MIMEDocument in the system.

Squeak version 3.10.2 does not contain the class HtmlParser anymore: you have to load the package Network-HTML through the package universe.
Then it runs fine with 3.10.2.

October 2020: Checked with Squeak version 5.3: OK.

Also see: