SPUG: table scraper server? HTML -> XML

Fred Morris m3047 at inwa.net
Mon Jul 19 07:37:45 CDT 2004

Before I reinvent the wheel, is anybody out there running a publicly
accessible table scraper for web pages? I'm looking for something which
would take a URL as a CGI parameter and turn something like this:

<p>hello world</p>
<p>really difficult stuff!</p>
<p>and so forth</p>

into something like this:


Again, my primary question is about a *server*. I haven't checked CPAN yet
to see if there's anything particularly useful if I end up rolling my own.

(BTW, if I do roll my own, there's a fair chance it will be publicly
accessible to some extent.)


Fred Morris
m3047 at inwa.net

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