How to structure HTML text (tags and attributes) for processing in LiveCode?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Sun Jun 12 09:42:24 EDT 2011


Thanks for the insights Jim (and Stephen) - all very useful.
A list of stuff is now emerging from the depths of the page. The only problem I have now is some stubborn ' ' characters that don't respond to filtering without " " or numToChar(160).
Any ideas?
Best,
Keith..

On 12 Jun 2011, at 14:18, Jim Ault wrote:

> I forgot to mention the old frames style if you are looking into archives on old sites,
> and <IFRAME> on newer sites, easy to detect, but now you have a second <head> </head> <body> </body>.
> 
> On Jun 12, 2011, at 4:14 AM, Keith Clarke wrote:
> 
>> I've got the HTML source into a reasonable shape for processing with line and item chunk expressions by using:
>> 
>> put field "fld Page Source Code" into tHTML
>> replace "/div>" with "/div>" & return in tHTML
>> replace "/tr>" with "/tr>" & return in tHTML
>> replace "/td>" with "/td>" & tab in tHTML
>> filter tHTML with <strings that isolate only the interesting, data-laden table rows>
>> 
>> So, I can now have line-level chunk expressions mapped to divs and table row tags, together with item-level expressions for iterating through the tags and their attributes within table rows. Nice!
>> 
>> Now the rich seams have been revealed, it's time to start digging out them there nuggets! :-)
> 
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas





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