[Chicago] Metra Rail schedule -> sql db

Tom Printy tprinty at mail.edisonave.net
Fri Nov 7 05:22:57 CET 2008

Hi Alan,

I am, hoping to put the data into a sqllite db then use it to build an 
app based on it.


Allan Spale wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I have done quite a bit of screen scraping lately and have some code 
> that does a sort of decent job with urls and XPath (when you use it 
> with Firefox plugins Firebug and XPather). It was very tough to find 
> the modules that worked best, but it worked out ok for a handful of 
> websites. So, do you want to just extract all of the schedules and 
> then serve it up differently?
> Allan
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Tom Printy <tprinty at mail.edisonave.net 
> <mailto:tprinty at mail.edisonave.net>> wrote:
>     A while a go somebody wrote a web app the was a nicer interface to
>     the Metra schedule. I am interested in the code to scrape the
>     site. I would like to put the data in a sql lite database. Can
>     anyone help here?
>     Thanks
>     -Tom Printy
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