Thursday, June 21, 2007

Piggy Bank Scrapers Howto - SIMILE

clipped from simile.mit.edu

A screen scraper in Piggy Bank is a piece of code that extracts "pure" information from within a web page’s content, and possibly from related pages. Screen scrapers are implemented in Javascript; a basic understanding of Javascript and programming is necessary for you to be able to write a screen scraper, but don't worry if you aren't an expert - a superficial grasp of Javascript can still bring you a long way.

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