13 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2007 6:07 PM by EJP RSS

    Google returns HTTP response code 403

      this is my problem: I've got an HttpURLConnection to the URL http://www.google.com/search?hl=de&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=test.
      if i use the methods getConentLength(), getInputStream(), getResponseMessage() or sth. on this object, the following exception is thrown:
      java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 403 for URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=de&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=test.

      any idea, why that happens? Does Google block something? i had this problem only with google (but the google home page (google.com) works).