Web Page Parsing/Downloading

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 13:02:37 CET 2013


On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 9:10 PM, TheRandomPast <wishingforsam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone help because I've become a little stuck? None of the scripts are running for me and I can't see where I'm having issues

I'm rather lost in what you're trying to accomplish here. The first
thing to do would be to separate out your three scripts and just look
at one at a time; then cut each one down to just what it really needs
to be doing. Once you've done that, you'll have a simple example - see
http://sscce.org/ for tips on that - and you can figure out what it's
doing wrong. If you can't figure it out on your own, the short example
will be far more suitable for posting here, along with its error
backtrace (if it's throwing one), than a more verbose program listing.

Two general points of advice. Firstly, if you're just starting out, I
strongly recommend you use Python 3 instead of Python 2. All sorts of
things have been improved, and it's far easier to learn on the new
version than to learn on the old and then have to change your habits
later.

And secondly, please read this and take note:
https://wiki.python.org/moin/GoogleGroupsPython - otherwise, you'll
find that a lot of people don't want to see your post. Best would be
to avoid Google Groups altogether, as it's very approximately the
worst newsgroup client I've ever seen posts from.

ChrisA



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