Jeff Pritchard wrote:
> ...or even just a Ruby example of  how to use a URL to get the source of 
> a web page?

If you literally just want the source, you can use:

require 'open-uri'
open( 'http://purepistos.net/diakonos' ) do |http|
    html_source = http.read
end

But in most case you don't just want to read it, you want to do stuff 
with it, hence we recommend Mechanize and RubyfulSoup.  :)

Pistos

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