[REBOL] Grabbing Web Page data
From: jrdrp:blueyonder at: 28-Oct-2001 0:36
I'm a newbie to Rebol so please excuse if this is basic.
As a first exercise I am trying to write a little program which collects
some data off a particular web site. (I have looked thru library at scripts
which read web pages but none seem to cover my needs). When accessing the
site normally via a web browser it first presents user with an html form
offering choice of data and format and then (if I select csv option) sends
data to browser window as an uninterrupted list (one big page - no next page
buttons etc). I then have to use browser Select All, Save As etc. to try and
save data to file which does not always work correctly anyway with IE5.
I have 2 basic questions.
Firstly how do I get a Rebol script to send the data and format selection
options? The html source for form looks like form action is a script using
method=post - does this mean I need to use POST?
Secondly how do I grab the data list which is sent back - I think this is
constructed dynamically as I don't see any static url link for the data I
could use in a read http:// etc command.
Any pointers in right direction appreciated.