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jsmorley
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Re: ⭐ Weather.com JSON not loading correctly

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Yincognito wrote: May 27th, 2020, 12:06 pm Just tried your suggested method, and unfortunately, in my case, it didn't work (same results in jsmorley's JSON parsing skin, by the way):
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Will try again the way jsmorley suggested, not necessarily to fix things (because I know they'll come back sooner or later) but to make another save of the page the "old way", if possible.
Yeah, I don't think UserAgent in and of itself fixes the problem. Didn't for me anyway. The only thing that has consistent results for me is deleting any cookies IE sets for the site when the problem presents itself.
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jsmorley wrote: May 27th, 2020, 12:07 pm Yeah, I don't think UserAgent in and of itself fixes the problem. Didn't for me anyway. The only thing that has consistent results for me is deleting any cookies IE sets for the site when the problem presents itself.
Indeed. As expected, tried according to your advice and it worked. Now I can eagerly wait for it to break again, so I can make an accurate comparison (as my previously saved samples were taken using different URL query parameters) between the two page sources - I wonder how much it will take for it to break again this time, LOL. In the meantime, back to carefully setting up what I would like to be an adaptive regex for various versions (since they're just 3, with one of them probably already obsolete) - let's see if it's 100% possible.

One other thing ... maybe one could investigate what cookies exactly are causing this, by using NirSoft's EdgeCookiesView. Not that would solve anything, because those cookies will come back sooner or later, but at least to help identify where the issue is coming from. I already downloaded the tool and will take a look, but it would help to have more eyes on this, maybe what one of us misses the other notices...

EDIT: Another tool that can help with sending a lot of different types of requests for a particular URL, beautifying the response, and visualising cookies (including session cookies, that NirSoft's EdgeCookiesView apparently doesn't show) is Postman. Unfortunately, when beautifying the source, it only dos it for the HTML part and not the Javascript part, which remains unindented - probably its only flaw, so far. Certainly easier to handle than analyzing packets using Wireshark network protocol analyzer in the search for a clue on this...
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I did the ccleaner method,however,it broke really quick after working for few minutes.
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i just noticed new weather.com site design for the first time:

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(just in case: click "Open image (link) in new tab" to see the image in full size)

It could be the culprit for headache we're having with the weather skins.
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pul53dr1v3r wrote: May 28th, 2020, 4:24 pm i just noticed new weather.com site design for the first time:
It could be the culprit for headache we're having with the weather skins.
Strange.
I don't have the new design..
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Yeah, I like the new design, but it really doesn't have anything to do with the JSON.


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xenium wrote: May 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm Strange.
I don't have the new design..
I don't have this new design either... UNLESS I change the user agent string to one for Android. If you set it to:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; Pixel 4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.61 Mobile Safari/537.36
you'll get the new page.
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xenium wrote: May 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm I don't have the new design..
Not me either.
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Remember when someone said some time ago (sorry, I forgot who he was) that the C (Celsius) / F (Fahrenheit) were not appearing anymore near the degree symbol? That's where it all started... :sly:

So I disagree, I think all these changes are related. We'll see if it's so anyway, eventually.
In other "news", I just made the regex work for either version (Location and Observation up until now, the Forecast part is harder because of different grouping, but hopefully not that hard).
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jsmorley wrote: May 28th, 2020, 5:06 pm Yeah, I like the new design, but it really doesn't have anything to do with the JSON.
..nothing with JSON but obviously has sth to do with the things that happen in cookies as they (weather.com) change a lot of the things until they finish it. i guess so.

Will see if it stops after they finish applying the design to all...
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