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 "http://apage.com"
      theForm : _ <- getFormsByAction "http://anotherpage.com"
      sendForm $ fillOutForm theForm $ pairs $ do
            "occupation" =: "unemployed Haskell programmer"
            "location" =: "mother's house"

Shpider contains a patched version of the curl package ( the original package's garbage-collection caused non-deterministic behaviour ). The curl licence is therefore distributed with this package.


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Versions0.0.1, 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, 0.2.1.1
Dependenciesbase (<5), bytestring, containers, mtl, regex-posix, tagsoup, tagsoup-parsec, url (>=2)
LicenseBSD3
AuthorJohnny Morrice
MaintainerJohnny Morrice <spoon@killersmurf.com>
CategoryWeb
Home pagehttp://www.killersmurf.com/projects/shpider
UploadedThu Nov 12 11:39:58 UTC 2009 by JohnnyMorrice
Downloads898 total (67 in last 30 days)
StatusDocs uploaded by user
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