I've successfully and fruitfully imported data from web sites before, but now seem to have a particularly troublesome site that I would like to access through Mathematica on my MacBook.
returns the error:
FetchURL::httperr: The request to URL https://auctionfiling.fcc.gov/form175/search175/index.htm was not successful. The server returned the HTTP status code 500 ("Internal Server Error").
Exploring further, the command
URLExecute[site] returns an long exception report that includes the text:
<cflog text="#Variables.errorTemplate#: UnsupportedBrowser The browser you are using is not supported. <br>The error occurred on line 32." type="error">
Further text indicates that the site requires either: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 6 (or higher), Opera 6 (or higher), or Mozilla. Though I've successfully used it with Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
Is there a way around this? I am wanting to pull down many thousands of FCC license records through this approach.
Alternatively, perhaps there is an approach of running an external browser linked with Mathematica?
Thank you for any suggestions.