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[REBOL] Re: web mining

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 13-Apr-2005 10:02

> Great thanks. I bought the Official Guide book. Is that a good source to > get me started as well?
The Official Guide will teach you a lot about core programming -- no REBOL/View, but as you are doing CGI work, that doesn't matter. It's an annoying book at times as it hides the stuff you want to know by embedding it into a book-length example of building a character-based application. If you have money left in the training budget, in many ways REBOL for Dummies is a better read. Again, no REBOL/View but a much less wordy pass over the same range of material as the Official Guide.
> Form submission by the script will be very helpful. > It is an asp based site.
If you literally just want to submit a form, then you just have to build a URL. Example -- does a search on for any script containing the word "cgi" print read then you need to screenscrape the resulting page. Either that, or have the site provide a programmable interface.....Eg, has an interface called Library Data Services. Here's the same query using that: do;; initialise the interface probe lds/send-server 'find-scripts ["cgi"] Sunanda.