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cfhttp does not return requested document by TruthInSatire
Posted: 21 May 04

If you are using cfhttp to recieve XML, RSS or any other document form a remote server, you may get a veriety of errors;
connection failed, requested doument not found, and so on.

There are a number of parameters you can set which may help this issue.

Some sites require a valid user agent. i.e.(netscape, internet explorer, opera....)

by default the "userAgent" parameter is set to "Coldfusion".  This may alert the site that it is a server request or spider and reject the request.  Specifying a user agent will allow coldfusion to fool the site into believing the http request is coming from a browser and not coldfusion.  
I used: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)" but you could use any valid browser.
 
<cfhttp method="get" url="http://[address.of.document]" useragent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)"></cfhttp>
<cfset xmlDoc = cfhttp.FileContent>
<cfoutput>#xmlDoc#</cfoutput>
should display the document you requested

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