Monday, May 28, 2007 12:15 PM
I'm not sure if you'll be able to do what you want (bypass the initial response page, and just go directly to the video?); it depends how their code is written, how much local state it assumes and uses. So you'll have to grab a copy, and study its source.
Might be a fun exercise, even if what you want to do is not possible; at least you might learn something, from studying their pages. (or maybe not! :-)
My guess (?) is that IF they (msnbc web app programmers) want to allow you to directly reference the video, you'll be able to figure it out, from examining their code, because it will be fairly simple. And if they DON'T want you to directly reference the video, you'll see this soon too, because studying the code will just lead you through confusing and complicated indirections and things, that get you stuck.