in reply to parsing weblogs


I suggest that you change the title of your question node, because the word "weblog" means a Web Site like Slashdot or Scripting News to me. When I was looking through the Newest Nodes and saw only the title, I thought that your question pertained to parsing Web Site content. Perhaps some other people here had a similar reaction.

Dave Aiello
Chatham Township Data Corporation

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Re: Node title "parsing weblogs" is misleading
by parasew (Beadle) on Mar 25, 2003 at 00:22 UTC
    yes, actually i had the same problem searching here on perlmonks for perl-weblog issues and finding the term "weblog" being used mostly meaning "apache logfile".

    what is a weblog?
    "a website that is updated frequently, with new material posted at the top of the page."
    or according to
    A weblog is personal -- it's done by a person, not an organization.(..)
    A weblog is on the Web -- it doesn't get printed, it can be updated frequently, it's very low cost to produce, and it can be accessed through a Web browser.
    A weblog is published -- words flow through templates, the process is automated, the writer and designer are elevated.(..)
    And finally, a weblog is part of communities. No weblog stands alone, they are relative to each other and to the world.(..)"

    but it seems to me the term is not completely defined, as slashdot is also called a weblog.
    if one wants to get more information on weblogs, i can recommend the page of rebecca blood which even wrote some books about 'blogging (find more information on her site).

    a good search engine for blogs is

    btw: the perlmonks site seems to be some hybrid of a Wiki and a Weblog.. or did i miss something?