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Background

Have you wanted to be able to grab information from a webpage or HTTP server in PD? It's easy using the HTTP protocol GET request and a tcp networking object, in this case the mrpeach/tcpclient within our simple webclient object, httpget:

httpget-help screenshot

Download

httpget.pd - httpget-help.pd

Also, you can more up to date versions in the rc-patches on Github.

How To

Send the URL you want to get as a message to httpget which grabs the raw page as bytes and outputs it a symbol (text string). Set the End of String (EOS) character if you want to separate the output by new line (10), space (32), tab (9), etc for parsing. See the ASCII table for character codes.



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