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Re: Help With Online Table Scraper

by Sinistral (Prior)
on Mar 02, 2011 at 14:28 UTC ( #890993=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Help With Online Table Scraper

Before anyone starts talking about doing HTML scraping these days, it's always important to ask the question, "Is there a better way to do this?". The answer, direct from Yahoo, is yes, yes there is. Use web APIs, not HTML scraping (and YQL is your friend). This way, if Yahoo changes the syntax of their HTML (which can happen at a moment's notice), your tool will continue working.

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[shmem]: hmm after some looping I get it via http
[choroba]: After submitting the form, I'm getting "Sorry, we're really busy right now, please wait for a bit. This page will automagically refresh soon"
[hippo]: Still nothing via https
marto pictures someone trying to fix a problem, while the page gets battered by F5s :P
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