Access to database other web sites

John J. Lee jjl at
Sat Sep 27 22:05:54 CEST 2003

claird at (Cameron Laird) writes:

> In article <87n0crbi8z.fsf at>, John J. Lee <jjl at> wrote:
> >tibi87 at (Jenny) writes:
> I'm ... reserved about the prospects for the proposed research.  The commercial
> sites you want to study are, in my experience, some of the most difficult to
> "scrape".

Which (ATM, anyway) is a good reason for doing it with browser automation.

> Complementing that difficulty is the poverty of inference I antici-
> pate you'll be able to ground on what you find there; their commerce has a lot
> more noise than signal, as I see it.

What do you mean 'their commerce has more noise than signal'?

> 'Twould be great, though, for you to
> uncover something real.  Good luck.

What I was wondering was where the sales data are going to come from.


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