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Re: Scraping HTML: orthodoxy and reality

by halley (Prior)
on Jul 08, 2003 at 13:03 UTC ( #272263=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Scraping HTML: orthodoxy and reality

I completely agree with the dose of pragmatism, and thanks for showing both your thought process and the perl code. (<AOL>me too!</AOL>) Two quotes which come to mind to shape the discussion of 'orthodoxy and reality':
  • Rules are meant to be broken, but you have to know the rules before you can break them. -- anon
  • "Orthodoxy means not having to think." -- George Orwell

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[ambrus]: I'm currently teaching to a co-worker about the stupid bugs and misfeatures and workarounds my current program has. The ones that I will have to eventually fix, but we have to use the programs now before I have time to fix it.
[holli]: "three little words", you mean
[ambrus]: Some of them are rather embarrassing historical misfeatures. One I partly worked around right now as I told him.
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[holli]: yes, that's a great one. it's one the yapc::na channel for quite a while now
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[choroba]: there was a slightly improved version in Amterdam
[choroba]: s/mte/mste/
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