The shpider package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

Shpider is a web automation library for Haskell. It allows you to quickly write crawlers, and for simple cases ( like following links ) even without reading the page source.

It has useful features such as turning relative links from a page into absolute links, options to authorize transactions only on a given domain, and the option to only download html documents.

It also provides a nice syntax for filling out forms.

An example:

 runShpider $ do
      download ""
      theForm : _ <- getFormsByAction ""
      sendForm $ fillOutForm theForm $ pairs $ do
            "occupation" =: "unemployed Haskell programmer"
            "location" =: "mother's house"


Versions 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.3, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 0.0.7, 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.2,
Dependencies base (<5), bytestring, containers, curl, mtl, regex-posix, tagsoup, tagsoup-parsec (>=0.0.8), time, url (>=2), web-encodings [details]
License BSD3
Author Johnny Morrice <>, Ozgun Ataman
Maintainer Ozgun Ataman <>
Category Web
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Uploaded Tue Nov 29 18:26:57 UTC 2011 by OzgunAtaman
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