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My copy of Spidering Hacks arrived from Amazon, just in time to distract me from exam marking.
It seems pretty interesting; all about writing scripts for extracting information from web sites, pulling it out of HTML and such. I've got a good mind to (in my copious free time) write scripts for extracting the times from online public transport timetables and get them into a more useful format; perhaps something I can carry around on my Visor.
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Slowdive - Machine Gun
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On November 13th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC), spudlee commented:
does the book have a script for gathering user stats to a particular website that is not yours? like IPs and stuff?
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On November 13th, 2003 08:28 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Probably not; it's mostly Perl scripts for traversing websites, filling in forms, pulling out data, aggregating it, emailing/AIMing it, &c.

You can't really get user stats for a web page unless you have access to the server logs. Or unless it embeds a graphic/IFRAME that goes to a server you do control.
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