[Baypiggies] Scraping with authentication: Scrapy vs BeautifulSoup?

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 25 22:42:16 CEST 2011

What do people use for scraping on a website requiring (login form-based) authentication?
BeautifulSoup: does not handle authentication or cookiesScrapy: does but more heavyweight paradigm to learn, incl. XPath
Some discussion: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4328271/best-way-for-a-beginner-to-learn-screen-scraping-with-python


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