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Unable to scrape certain pages with "UseBasicParsing" for unknown reason by weqew


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Type: Bug
ID: 781613
Opened: 3/18/2013 2:50:36 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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When trying to use Invoke-webrequest on Microsoft Download it just hangs on certain pages. The cmdlet with the parameters down below just hangs forever. Even with a timeoutparameter it just stops.

Invoke-Webrequest -UseBasicParsing http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26617

If you try to do a Invoke-Webrequest and the same URL you get results. But with the UseBasicParsing the entire process just freezes.
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Posted by nzbart on 7/30/2013 at 7:34 PM
This freezes for me when running in the PowerShell ISE, but doesn't from in the PowerShell console.