Re: utilities.processDocuments() problem

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 15:29:43 -0500

Hi Jan,

Could you check the Javascript Console (from Firefox's Tools menu) and
see if there's any error message?

You could also try to install Solvent and paste in your code and run it.
Solvent should make it easier to debug.

Which existing scrapers did you try?


Jan Berkel wrote:

>piggy bank is a cool project, but when trying to write my first screen
>scraper i ran into problems:
>the scripts collect a list of urls and feeds them into
>utilities.processDocuments() to scrape individual pages. I get the
>"loading additional pages" box with all urls in it but then nothing
>happens. It just stays open, no progress bar changes, nothing. I ran
>it in debug mode but nothing helpful came out of it.
>to make sure that it wasn't a problem with my script I tested several
>existing scrapers which use the same function but got the same result.
>i also tried it in firefox 1.0.6 with all other extensions disabled.
>my environment : pb 2.1 , firefox 1.5rc1w/ java plugin 1.5_05 on linux.
>cheers for any suggestions.
> Jan
Received on Sat Nov 05 2005 - 20:23:54 EST

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