extract news article from web

Simon Brunning simon.brunning at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 17:15:53 CET 2004

On 22 Dec 2004 09:22:15 -0800, Zhang Le <sigu4wa02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing a little Tkinter application to retrieve news from
> various news websites such as http://news.bbc.co.uk/, and display them
> in a TK listbox. All I want are news title and url information. 

Well, the BBC publishes an RSS feed[1], as do most sites like it. You
can read RSS feed with Mark Pilgrim's Feed Parser[2].

Granted, you can't read *every* site like this. But I daresay that
*most* news related sites publish feeds of some kind these days. Where
they do, using the feed is a *far* better idea than trying to parse
the HTML.

Simon B,
simon at brunningonline.net,
[1] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/help/3223484.stm
[2] http://feedparser.org/

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