[squeak-dev] Re: Extracting data from web pages using Squeak

cdrick cdrick65 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 16:34:03 UTC 2008

> Thanks for the hint.

no pb

> Are there parsers available to get say table data into some kind of
> collection?

not directly  (from what  I know)

Have a look at XMLDOMParser addressBookXMLWithDTD but it's for XML files...

Maybe just cut the part of the stream you're interested in... when you get
to <td> until </td>... somethink like:

string := (HTTPClient httpGet: 'http://url.com') contents .
a := (string indexOfSubCollection: '<table>') + '<table>' size  "if this is
the first table..."
b := (string indexOfSubCollection: '</table>') - 1
string copyFrom: a to: b.

than you work on the string to build your collection (#copyReplaceAll: with:
can help)...  quite hacky though ;) ... I'm sure there are better options
but that's all I can see now


> Lou
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