shpider: Web automation library in Haskell.

[ bsd3, library, web ] [ Propose Tags ]
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, bytestring, containers, mtl, regex‑posix, tagsoup, tagsoup‑parsec, url [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Johnny Morrice
Maintainer Johnny Morrice <>
Category Web
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Uploaded by JohnnyMorrice at Fri Mar 20 18:16:49 UTC 2009
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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 downloading 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"

Shpider contains a patched version of the curl package, to fix cookie handling. The curl licence is therefore distributed with this package.




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