Re: Cannot install screen-scrapers

From: Brian Osborne <>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:18:02 -0500


OK, so I'm looking at the NCBI Pubmed Screen Scraper page at simile, I click
the coin icon on the lower left corner of the window, the URL in the address
field on top then reads:

So, it looks like _something_ is happening locally. However, after waiting a
few minutes I don't see any disabled gear icons anywhere, and in the lower
left the coin icon is gone, nothing there. Did I follow your instructions

Thanks again,

Brian O.

On 3/14/06 12:39 PM, "" <> wrote:

> Ah, that sound familiar...
> You need to first save the RDF that describes the scrapers before you
> can activate them. Click the coin icon first; you should then see the
> disabled gear icon appear. Click that to activate the scraper.
> Jake
> Quoting Brian Osborne <>:
>> Simile group,
>> Iım a bit perplexed as Iım not seeing the icon or icons that are said to be
>> necessary for scraper installation or activation. Let me just say that I
>> believe that Piggy Bank is installed as its icon is up there in the toolbar
>> and clicking on it shows me the ³My Piggy Bank² page. Thereıs also a Piggy
>> Bank sub-menu in Firefoxıs Tool menu. Finally, the ³Browse Tidbits on This
>> Page² menu command seems to work, for example, when invoked at the Semantic
>> Bank page and I see [data coin icons] on particular pages.
>>> From the docs at
>> install
>> To install a screen scraper, you need to save its information (that you have
>> collected) and to activate it. To activate a screen scraper, click on the
>> icon [disabled gear icon] at the upper right corner of the screen scraperıs
>> information. That icon will change to this icon [enabled gear icon] to
>> indicate that the screen scraper is activated.
>> If I go to the Semantic Bank page at I see pages dedicated to
>> 23 scrapers, List View, yet I do not see any [disabled gear icons] on these
>> pages. If I go to a page dedicated to a scraper, like the NCBI PubMed Screen
>> Scraper page, I do not see a [disabled gear icon]. Iım assuming one or both
>> of these pages are the ³screen scraper information² pages, yes? I do see
>> links labelled ³focus on these values² on some of the scraperıs pages, upper
>> right, but no [disabled gear icon].
>> Details:
>> Mac OS X 10.4.5
>> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:
>> Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
>> Your thoughts?
>> Brian O.
Received on Tue Mar 14 2006 - 18:18:40 EST

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