[twill] Downloading a .zip file

Avi Bar Massada barmassada at wisc.edu
Wed Feb 16 09:46:42 PST 2011

Thanks a lot Adam! I will figure this out eventually :)

On 2/16/2011 11:43 AM, Adam Victor Nazareth Brandizzi wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Avi Bar Massada<barmassada at wisc.edu>  wrote:
>> Thanks again Adam, see my comments below.
>>> That is pretty strange... It can be a problem with the compression
>>> software you are using. Could you send us the script you are using?
>> Right now I'm using the python command line in Windows XP. I used the
>> following commands:
>> import twill
>> from twill.commands import *
>> go("http://data.gbif.org/download/downloadReady.htm?downloadFile=occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip")
>> follow("occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip")
>> save_html("occurrence.zip")
>> By the way, I tried to follow your original code (the one that points to
>> http://jsfcompref.appspot.com/faces/chapter04.zip) and got exactly the same
>> errors...
> Well, I'm trying it on a Mac so I cannot emulate your environment... Sorry.
> It seems either a problem with your environment or (more probable) a
> bug in twill. A not-so-buggy bug, anyway, because the "save_html"
> method is used mainly for, well, save HTML. If I remember well,
> Windows differentiates between binary (such as ZIP) and text files
> (such as HTML) and saves them in different ways. Since you are using a
> function made or saving HTML to save a ZIP file, it can be the
> problem.
>>>> BTW, if I save the
>>>> file without the .zip suffix, and open it from its new location, it
>>>> prompts
>>>> me straight to the download dialogue box.
>>> Do you mean the browser download dialog box? That is way stranger :)
>> Yup, this is the browser download dialogue box...
> Well, good luck! I hope you solve your problem :)

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