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Re: I need to automate/scrape data from IE

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Dec 07, 2011 at 07:20 UTC ( #942172=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I need to automate/scrape data from IE

I tried using LWP, but couldn't connect because of SSL issues.
Can you be a bit more specific? LWP ought to be able to process https requests.

Instead of screen scraping, you could also try to find out where the page gets its data from, and just go straight to the source.

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Re^2: I need to automate/scrape data from IE
by CarlosT (Initiate) on Dec 07, 2011 at 17:45 UTC
    That would be my first choice as well, but I don't have access to that.

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[Corion]: Also, is it impossible in the general case, but doable in your specific case, maybe? I find that working through a counterexample usually makes people see the light
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[ambrus]: If it was possible in this specific case, then the burden to argue for that would be his.

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