cPAMIE/Python String and Date Comparisons

RB roger.baas at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 01:59:29 CET 2005


Here's an example:

import cPAMIE
import time
from time import sleep


search_txt = 'MSNBC Pairs Chung, Povich'
date_txt = '8 November 2005'

date_tuple = time.strptime(date_txt,'%d %B %Y')
today_tuple = time.localtime()

if date_tuple[:3] == today_tuple[:3]:
    print date_txt + ' is today\'s date.'
else:
    print date_txt + ' is not today\'s date.'

ie=cPAMIE.PAMIE('http://www.prophet.net/quotes/stocknews.jsp?symbol=MSFT')
sleep(1)    # let the browser start loading...

while ie.getIE().Busy:  # wait for the page to fully load
    sleep(1)
sleep(1)    # extra pauses tend to help.

# Get ASCII string of page data without HTML tags.
page_txt =
str((ie.getIE().Document.body.innerText).encode('ascii','ignore'))

if search_txt in page_txt:
    print '\"' + search_txt + '\"' + ' found on page.'
else:
    print '\"' + search_txt + '\"' + ' not found on page.'

ie.Quit() 



-RB




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