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Screen scrapers & off-board servers

 
Yi Si
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Hi all!

While reading through exam papers I saw a option about Screen scrapers.

* "Screen Scraping may be a useful tool when used in conjunction with the off-board servers."

I don't know the option is true or not.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks a lot
 
Kris Melotte
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I think the statement is true.
When you have a mainframe which does not support modern technology like tcp. You can only access it via a terminal via a cable on COM port. In that case you can install a desktop next to the mainframe which communicates via the COM port to the mainframe using the proprietary protocol. The desktop can be accessed using tcp, so it will act as some kind of proxy between your screen scraping application and the mainframe.
 
Yi Si
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Thank you for explanation.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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