Scraping HTML with XPath

Scraping HTML with XPath is a booklet that guides to extracting information from HTML pages using XPath.

About this book

I came with the idea of this booklet thank to Peter that kindly answered a question on the Pharo mailing-list. To help, Peter showed to a Pharoer how to scrap the web site mentioned in Chapter 2 using XPath. In addition, some years ago I was maintaining Soup a scraping framework because I want to write an application to manage my magic cards. Since then I always wanted to try XPath.

In addition I wanted to offer this booklet to Peter. Why because I asked Peter if he would like to write something and he told that he was at a great age where he would not take any commitment. I realised that I would like to get as old as him and be able to hack like a mad in Pharo with new technology. So this booklet is a gift to Peter, a great and gentle Pharoer. I would like to thank Monty the developer of the XML package suite for its great implementation and the feedback on this booklet. Stef

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