Colin Summers wrote:
> There's probably also an html/xml parsing library,

There are a number of them.

> but I don't have
> THAT much of this stuff to do, so I think a little manual work is
> probably simpler/easier to learn.

I doubt it. The html/xml parsing libraries that are available are very easy to learn. Here's a few 
you could google for:

    hpricot, mechanize, rexml, rubyful_soup

You can literally be up and running within minutes with one of those.

cheers,
mick