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Parser script for a telephone directory?

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Hi,
I am trying to find out if there is a pre written script to submit a
query to a telephone directory site (like whitepages.com) and will the
bring back just the results and strip away all the adds/images.

Thank You

May 18 '07 #1
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Co**********@gmail.com wrote:
I am trying to find out if there is a pre written script to submit a
query to a telephone directory site (like whitepages.com) and will the
bring back just the results and strip away all the adds/images.
I doubt it. Such a service would be in no doubt contrary to the
website's Terms of Service.

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May 19 '07 #2

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At Fri, 18 May 2007 13:49:10 -0700, Compustudent let his monkeys type:
Hi,
I am trying to find out if there is a pre written script to submit a
query to a telephone directory site (like whitepages.com) and will the
bring back just the results and strip away all the adds/images.

Thank You
You could avoid breaking many sites' TOS _and_ remain free of all/most of
the distracting/annoying bits, by using custom stylesheets. IIRC Toby
Inkster wrote an item about it on his blog once.
(ironically his blog is one of the sites I view unstyled, I am not too
keen on the slanted font. Luckily it degrades well, contrary to many sites
(try google for one)

Sh.

May 19 '07 #3

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