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Issues when trying to access and save a webpage

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I'm trying to connect to a website using jsoup, a document object makes the connection and an element object saves its content. I have tested all the code locally (I saved the site's code in a html file in my localhost) and everything worked. But when I try to do the same thing on the web, the response is a page with CRC content.

This is the code I'm using to make the connection.

The object client is an object I made for retrieving data from a data base (numbers - integer), the same for comarca.

This is the page I get:

I'm so sorry for the long post, but I'm going crazy. I can't figure out what is going on. Thanks for any help.
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It looks like that URL returns what you posted there. If a browser received that data, it would recognize that there was Javascript in it, and it would handle it accordingly. That would involve calling the test() function, since that's what the "onload" attribute of the <body> element says to do. And that function does some cryptic fiddling about and submits a form, which presumably returns what you see when you use a browser for that URL.

My opinion is that all of that cryptic Javascript is there to prevent the casual hacker from accessing the data in the way you're trying to do. Perhaps you should contact the owner of the site and ask if there's some better way of accessing its data?
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