[PyAR2] Accessing Web Data

Chad Cooper Chad_Cooper at SWN.COM
Thu Dec 20 21:03:28 CET 2007

Beautiful Soup might help you out, but I think its geared more for







From: pyar2-bounces at python.org [mailto:pyar2-bounces at python.org] On
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Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:07 PM
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Subject: [PyAR2] Accessing Web Data



I'm a bit of a beginner at python, and I'm trying to figure out how to
use python to retrieve webpages, and so far I'm unsuccessful in my
attempts to find any information online.

Basically what I'm wanting to do is write a program to search
google/yahoo/etc. and return the site content so I can then search it.  

I'm sure (at least on linux) I could send a system command to wget the
file, but that would severely limit cross-platform use, and worse I'm
sure it's not very secure.

Any pointers on how to do it or where to find the information would be
appreciated, thanks! 

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