[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
Example -- does a search on REBOL.org for any script containing the word "cgi"
print read http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/search.r?find=cgi
then you need to screenscrape the resulting page.
Either that, or have the site provide a programmable interface.....Eg,
REBOL.org has an interface called Library Data Services. Here's the same query using
;; initialise the
probe lds/send-server 'find-scripts ["cgi"]