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DSE Product Link Mystery: SOLVED

, posted: 15-Sep-2006 11:41

I got a good news! And I think all the geeks out there that visit DSE website, and do a lot of C&P (Copy & Paste) of URL will rejoice with this solution!

One would typically copy the URL from DSE's website which will look something like this: [http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4509ea8406e39be82741c0a87f99071f/Product/View/XP0190], which will bring you to nothing useful.

However, after studying the site and tried their "Email page link", it will fire up the "Compose Email" with the content showing the URL to the particular product.

And guess what? The mystery URL that never work with typical C&P is now revealed! So for the above link, the product URL is [http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/en/Product/XP0190]

How do you get the actual product URL? Easy. Study the typical URL, C&P it, edit the URL by replacing the long random string of text (which is the session id, automatically created and inserted into the URL on every pages) with "EN" and remove the "/view" from the URL too. Then VOILA!

There you go... DSE product link mystery solved!





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Comment by Born2Die, on 26-Sep-2006 14:13

Thats coz the funny numbers in the "/4509ea8406e39be82741c0a87f99071f/" is the id for your Cgi session


Author's note by chiefie, on 26-Sep-2006 16:02

Umm yes, as I mentioned above in my blog. We established that that long string of text is session id, and which is why it never worked in plain copy and paste.


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