On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:45:02 +0900, James Britt
<jamesUNDERBARb / neurogami.com> wrote:
> I thought I would see about adding some search function to
> ruby-doc, and ended up taking Mike Neumann's WWW::Mechanize[0] for
> a test drive.
> 
> Sweet it be, as it took almost no time to get running code that
> takes search words, queries Google, parses the results, and
> creates a new page page.
> 
> Try it here:
> 
> http://www.ruby-doc.org/gs.rb/REXML%20pullparser 
> http://www.ruby-doc.org/gs.rb/Timeout 
> http://www.ruby-doc.org/gs.rb/testunit+assert 
> 
> I had to hack Mechanize to have it grab 'p' elements, but it is
> dead easy to do.
> 
> Nice work, Herr Neumann. And a tip of the hat to folks behind
> Narf, whose  htmltools are needed for WWW::Mechanize.

Very cool, James. Be warned, though, that Google frowns on "screen
scraping", preferring people to use the SOAP API.

> [0] http://www.ntecs.de/blog/Blog/WWW-Mechanize.rdoc 

-austin
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