Re: parsing:retrieving data from websites

hello, that would be cool.


Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield
http://tysdomain.com

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ricks Place 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 4:44 AM
  Subject: Re: parsing:retrieving data from websites


  Tyler: I do it all the time in Vb.net and originally in CSharp dot net. I 
just have a class with a method that I call from anyplace in a project passing 
the method the url to the page. The Function returns either an error code or 
the Webpage in a String Variable. Then I just parse the page using standard 
Vb.net built-in functiions and you could do the same in CSharp.
  The Class with the Request / Response code is small, and very old, but has 
worked for many years now. If I want a Webpage I do something like:
  Dim PageContent As String
  PageContent = DownloadPage( www.google.com )
  If PageContent = "FatelError" Then
  Do Error Stuff
  Else
  ParsePage
  End If
    There are several methods of downloading a Webpage or other online content 
but this method has worked for years without any problems so I just use it.
    Converting the code to CSharp should be super easy since it was originally 
written in CSharp and I think I just ran it through a converter or we can 
convert it manually if you want to use a Dot Net implementation.
    Rick USA
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Tyler Littlefield 
    To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:36 PM
    Subject: Re: parsing:retrieving data from websites


    I was looking for python, but c# would do too. I'll take a look.


    Thanks,
    Tyler Littlefield
    http://tysdomain.com

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Punit Diwan 
      To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:04 PM
      Subject: Re: parsing:retrieving data from websites


      Tylor,
                 If I have understood your requirement, you want to read data 
from some other we page. Is it Right? If so, you can use CURL (libCurl) 
library. I have used in PHP. I am usre that it comes in other languages or some 
alternative will do. HttpRequest and HttpResponse Classes in .NET will help as 
well. 


      On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Tyler Littlefield <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:

        Hello list,
        I've seen a few scripts that will connect to a site, (weather for 
example), send the zip and somehow parse the weather out of the data returned.
        Any pointers on where to get started? I'm totally lost here.


        Thanks,
        Tyler Littlefield
        http://tysdomain.com





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