Screen scraping message boards

Hi all,
I’m trying to scrap (screen scraping) some message board
(e.g. yahoo finance, or any forum, etc.)
I’m trying to use ruby to do so, but still don’t know how
to go over messages in the same html page and extract them into file

thanks in advance
J.

On 3 May 2008, at 17:24, Jack Brown wrote:

Hi all,
I’m trying to scrap (screen scraping) some message board
(e.g. yahoo finance, or any forum, etc.)
I’m trying to use ruby to do so, but still don’t know how
to go over messages in the same html page and extract them into file

Hpricot is pretty nifty for parsing html

Fred

Frederick C. wrote:

Hpricot is pretty nifty for parsing html

Fred

This blog entry helped me get started:
http://www.igvita.com/2007/02/04/ruby-screen-scraper-in-60-seconds/

After that, I worked through the specifics of the page that I was
scraping.

Cheers,
Mohit.
5/4/2008 | 12:04 PM.

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