Re: Perl Scraper

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 20:17:10 -0500


No, Piggy Bank does not support Perl scrapers at the moment. The reason
we support Javascript scrapers is that it is quite trivial to run
Javascript code against web page DOMs that have already been parsed by

You can still make your Perl scraper generate RDF/XML or N3 files and
then point Firefox to those files. Piggy Bank should then let you import
those files.


ilango gurusamy wrote:

> David
> Is it possible to write Perl Scraper for Simile.I have written a
> scraper for Craigs list in Perl recently.
> ilango
> */David Huynh <>/* wrote:
> By the way, if you have written scrapers, please please please share
> some with us
> - publish them to
> - or tell us here on this mailing list or email us individually
> and we
> can link to your scrapers from our list
> This is so that we can soon tell other people, look, it's not just us
> Similers who do the scraping... and so that I can tell my thesis
> advisors, see, I told you it's gonna work!
> (Don't worry too much about quality. We need quantity and
> diversity at
> this moment. Then we can fine tune the scripts later on.)
> Thanks!
> David
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Received on Thu Jan 05 2006 - 01:15:03 EST

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