Screen scraping

Chris Double chris.double@REDACTED
Wed Aug 30 02:59:02 CEST 2006

On 8/30/06, Joel Reymont <joelr1@REDACTED> wrote:
> Does anyone have tools for screen scraping with Erlang?

I've done screen scraping with Erlang but I don't use anything
sophisticated. I have a function that, given a tag, returns the
contents between those tags,and another that returns an array of child
tags nested within another tag.

Using that I access tabular data fairly easily (for my purposes) and
then use string search for attributes etc. I'd be interested in
anything out there that is more sophisticated. One advantage of simple
string searches is it handles bad HTML a bit easier.


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