Some of the pages can't open in WebView.

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Oct 4, 2011 4:15:14 PM

Hi, I'm new to Android and trying to open websites from a ListView.
Some pages are working fine but some are not opened! The same url is working fine in a regular web browser.

Error Msg: Web Page not available
The web page at www.talladega.edu might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Here are some suggestions:
1 - Check signal and data connection
2 - Reload this page later
3 - View a cached copy of the web page from Google
Please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thanks for your time !

/** Called when the activity is first created. */
@SuppressWarnings("static-access")
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle bundle) {
super.onCreate(bundle);
Bundle extras = getIntent().getExtras();
if (extras == null) {
return;
}
pageLink = extras.getString("pageLink");
if (pageLink != null) {
setContentView(R.layout.displayview);
WebView web = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webview);
web.enablePlatformNotifications();
web.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);
web.loadUrl(pageLink);
web.setWebViewClient(new localWebViewClient());
//web.getSettings().setUserAgentString("silly_to_do_this"); --- do I need to set this ?
}
}

private class localWebViewClient extends WebViewClient {
@Override
public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
view.loadUrl(url);
return true;
}
}

=== displayview.xml ===

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:orientation="vertical" android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" android:background="@color/pageBackGroundColor">

<WebView android:id="@+id/webview"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:background="@color/pageBackGroundColor"
/>
</LinearLayout>

Please guide me how to make it workable or an alernate to open web-sites with out the WebView. Thanks !

— modified on Oct 5, 2011 4:51:51 PM