How can I scrape text from a web page that is generated by javascript?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon Jul 24 17:58:19 CEST 2017


I have tried this before and it does not work without getting into Javascript. The contents of a java object are not revealed in the htmltext. I have a really great application for this if I could get it going. I would love to write an app  that gathered all the pertinent data from a web managed device (like the copiers I work with day to day) and save it to some kind of file so it could be one-click restored at some later point (like when we have to replace the hard drives). 

Bob S


> On Jul 24, 2017, at 06:23 , hh via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> Roger E. wrote:
>> Is there a browser widget command that will do it?
> 
> (Yet another option):
> 
> YES.
> 
> Set the URL of a browser widget to https://www.coinbase.com/charts
> and get (via a timer) the htmltext of the browser widget. This is the
> _generated_ source.
> 
> You can now search and find the needed offsets of the tags.
> OR
> Get the needed class-elements via javascript (more lengthy).
> 
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