Ruby

Handling HTTP Redirection in Ruby

I have a Ruby project where I’m dumping a bunch of bookmarks from delicious.com, then fetching each bookmarked page for analysis. One of the problems I encountered early on is that the some of the web pages bookmarked would redirect to some other location. Simply checking for HTTP response code 200 was insufficient. I needed to check for redirection as well. A quick Google search for “ruby follow http redirect” yields lots of results.
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