More mechanize


#1

Okay, I managed to get mechanize to login for me. Now I am pulling
down a vBulletin page which has a thread on it:

pull down a thread

puts “Thread:\n”
page =
agent.get(‘http://dapo.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-2293.html?pda=1’)
pp page

but all I get is:
Thread:
#<WWW::Mechanize::Page
{url
#<URI::HTTP:0x333ef2
URL:http://dapo.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-2293.html>}
{meta}
{title
“Alternator failure For Real This Time [Archive] - Diamond Aircraft
Pilots/Owners Organization”}
{iframes}
{frames}
{links
#<WWW::Mechanize::Link
“Diamond Aircraft Pilots/Owners Organization”
“index.php”>
#<WWW::Mechanize::Link “General” “index.php?f-1.html”>
#<WWW::Mechanize::Link “Discussions” “index.php?f-4.html”>
#<WWW::Mechanize::Link “PDA” “index.php?pda=1”>
#<WWW::Mechanize::Link
“Alternator failure For Real This Time”
http://www.dapo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2293”>}
{forms}>

It’s cool that I have a data structure for the links, but, um, where’s
the text of the page? That’s the stuff I want.

Thanks.

–Colin


#2

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 09:59:53AM +0900, Colin S. wrote:

Thread:
{links

It’s cool that I have a data structure for the links, but, um, where’s
the text of the page? That’s the stuff I want.

Try this:

puts page.body

Hope that helps! Also, make sure to add yourself to the mechanize
mailing list. You will probably get more prompt responses. :slight_smile:

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