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How to search a website for perticluar information??/

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Hi,
I want to develop a program which could search against the web site, let's
say www.xyz.com (some bookseller )
I want to search that website for particular ISBN so that I can know if it's
available!

Any suggestions ?

Thank you,
--Vicky
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Vicky wrote:
Hi,
I want to develop a program which could search against the web site, let's
say www.xyz.com (some bookseller )
I want to search that website for particular ISBN so that I can know if
it's available!

Any suggestions ?

Thank you,
--Vicky


If it is going to be a major site like barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com you
could always use the google api.

It is really easy to use and would make for simple code.

-David
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Will Amazon work for you? They have great web service/XML api's:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html...0?node=3435361

If not, I've done a lot of screen scraping using JTidy to convert HTML
into XHTML, which I put into an XML parser and use XPath to extract
data.

//Nathan

"Vicky" <vi**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<cd**********@gist.usc.edu>...
Hi,
I want to develop a program which could search against the web site, let's
say www.xyz.com (some bookseller )
I want to search that website for particular ISBN so that I can know if it's
available!

Any suggestions ?

Thank you,
--Vicky

Jul 17 '05 #3

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