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Write A Program to Copy Certain Sections Of A Web Page


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beauj

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I don't know anything about coding. Is it possible to write this program I dreamed up? :headscratch:   If so, what language should it be written in? What are some good programmer sites where I might find someone to do the job?

 

MANUAL SETUP

In the search box of www.brainyquote.com, enter an AUTHOR NAME (e.g. Marilyn Monroe), <enter>

 

PROGRAM

1. copy all QUOTES and the AUTHOR NAME (on brainyquote.com pages, each QUOTE is immediately followed by the AUTHOR NAME)

2. paste the QUOTES/AUTHOR NAME in a .txt file named AUTHOR NAME.TXT (e.g. marilyn monroe.txt) with an empty paragraph separating each QUOTE/AUTHOR NAME

3. follow the “Next” link at bottom of page and repeat steps 1 and 2

4. if the “Next” link is greyed-out, END PROGRAM

 

I run Win7 64-bit

 

Thanks! :prop:


Edited by beauj, 23 November 2015 - 12:46 PM.

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RKinner

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Looks like a job for Perl.  

 

https://www.perl.org/

 

There is probably already a similar program in their archives that would just need a little tweaking.  https://www.perl.org/cpan.html

 

Programmers at: https://jobs.perl.org/


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