I am attempting a simple patent search term ‘neural activity’ which when executed on google.com/patents directly give a bunch of results. Through DevonAgent however, … nothing. In the log, the address listed is google.com/patents?q=neural+ … earch+Code which when copied to the browser works just fine. The log shows links:0
Yep, I understand that. However, making my own plugin with a query identical to that what shows in the URL for google patents doesn’t work either. This is what is shown in the safari address bar using google patents: google.com/?tbm=pts#q=harmonic&tbm=pts with ‘harmonic’ being the search term. Adding a plugin with "harmonic’ replaced by agentQuery and the ‘&’ replaced by ‘&’ shows in DA’s log the identical search URL as with google’s direct URL. Yet, no results.
So I can follow the logic that sites may change the format of their search URL but it appears that is not the culprit here.
It might be checking a referrer URL or doing something else to prevent being scraped. It might even be specifically excluding DEVONagent. In most situations, this sort of thing can be worked around, but it will need individual attention.