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Hi Vadim

Thanks for the reply, yes I could already get the BBC home page, so that didnt really help me solve my problem

Try getting the site and then programmatically navigate to the Premier League results page ? Thats where I am stuck.

I would be happy to use any Lua library that solves the above problem. LuaSocket, luacurl both can probably due the job in a few lines of code if I can figure out the GET param string and how to specify it.

Regards Geoff

From: <> on behalf of Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov <>
Sent: 08 May 2016 21:53:54
To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Question about LuaSocket and HTTP

> At this point I am stuck, how do I specifiy this GET selection string in the
> Lua example above ?

In your current case I'd suggest something like:

    url1= [[/sport/football/results]]

            url = [[]]..url1,
            sink = ltn12.sink.file(fileHandle),

and operate with "url1" variable (there will be GET request with exactly it's


Are you sure that you want exactly luasocket and ltn12? ;)

There is luacurl (C) and luahtmlparser (pure Lua) libraries, which, when
combined, gives some magic powers to easily fetch and parse every site in
about 10 lines of code :)