help!! *extra* tricky web page to extract data from...

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Mar 14 01:13:58 CET 2007


Paul Rubin wrote:
> "Diez B. Roggisch" <deets at nospam.web.de> writes:
>> Obviously this wouldn't really help, as you can't predict what a
>> website actually wants which events, in possibly which
>> order. Especially if the site does not _want_ to be scrapable- think
>> of a simple "click on the images in the order of the numbers shown on
>> them" captcha.
> 
> Sure, but most sites don't go to such lengths, and even captchas can
> be defeated if you're trying to scrape a specific site and are willing
> to spend effort on the particular captcha generator that it uses.
> Plus there is always www.captchasolver.com (!).
> 
I especially like the rems and conditions they ask you to acknowledge if 
you want to sign up as a worker:

   http://www.captchasolver.com/join/worker#

regards
  Steve
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