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Re^5: Web Spidering Ajax Sites

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Sep 19, 2007 at 03:40 UTC ( #639791=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Web Spidering Ajax Sites
in thread Web Spidering Ajax Sites

If the service returns JSON, it would be much easier to parse than HTML. Normally it sends back some HTML that only a true HTML engine can decode, but that doesn't stop up from grabbing the current weather out of it. If you are trying to test your JavaScript, you need something like Selenium. If you just want to scrape a site, you don't need JavaScript, even for an Ajax site.

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