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Yu Fengs book

 
Rollo Tamassi
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Hi,
I was going thru Yu Fengs book and was wondering if someone could explain how the MotoShop server gets the information from the online book sites(amazon.com). Also the requirements of the server program. Does it need to be on a dedicated apache web server?
 
Yu Feng
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Rollo,
The best person to answer that question is probably me, Yu Feng himself :>. The way it gets information from web sites is via a technology called web page scrapping. Basically the program sends HTTP request to amazon, retrieves the HTML page, parses the page just like parsing a XML document, then grabs the information you need, and send them back to client.
Because the code is proprietary, I can't share the code with you. But if you follow that logic you can pretty much code your own scrapping program.
Hope this helps.
-yu
 
Rollo Tamassi
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Hi Yu..Thanks for the feedback...do u have links that describe this web page scrapping technology
-Rollo
 
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