Mechanoid Web Browser - Recording Capability

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sun Sep 17 02:26:04 CEST 2006


"Seymour" <seymour.morris at gmail.com> writes:

> I am trying to find a way to sign onto my Wall Street Journal account
> (http://online.wsj.com/public/us) and automatically download various
> financial pages on stocks and mutual funds that I am interested in
> tracking.  I have a subscription to this site and am trying to figure
> out how to use python, which I have been trying to learn for the past
> year, to automatically login and capture a few different pages.
[...]

Just to add: It's quite possible that site has an "no scraping"
condition in their terms of use.  It seems standard legal boilerplate
on commercial sites these days.  Not a good thing on the whole, I tend
to think, but you should be aware of it.


John



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