Re: [RT] Learning from Greasemonkey + Platypus

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 09:11:37 -0400

Alf Eaton wrote:

> On 04 Aug 2005, at 02:56, David Huynh wrote:
>> XSLT-based scrapers cannot get the resulting HTML code as we can't
>> run the Javascript code ourselves. For this reason, I'd recommend
>> using Javascript-based scrapers instead. They get the final DOMs
>> that the browser has after all Javascript code has been run.
> If the Javascript-based scrapers can get the final DOM, then why
> can't Piggy Bank give the XSLT-based scrapers access to the same
> final DOM?

Yes, it's technically possible, but we'I think ll have to serialize the
DOM and then pass the resulting string to the Java-based XSLT processor.
Maybe there's a better way using Firefox's own XSLT processor...

Received on Thu Aug 04 2005 - 13:06:07 EDT

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