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From: Diethelm Guallar, Gonzalo <Gonzalo.Diethelm@sonda.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:41:25 -0400
Message-Id: <01Mar20.144337clt.117140@vpn.sonda.com>
To: "'www-lib@w3.org'" <www-lib@w3.org>
Hello; this is my first post here, so sorry for
any newbiness...

* Where/how can I get the full documentation for
  libwww in one printable document? I don't specially
  like killing trees, but this would be good for a
  coupe of cab rides and plane flights...

* Is there anything akin to a tutorial? I have read
  some of the documentation/samples, but libwww looks
  pretty intimidating...

* I'm interested in the following problem: given a
  URL and a specification of a piece off it, retrieve
  that piece. For example:

  URL: http://www.foobar.com/
  Piece: body:second table:fourth row:second colum:first href

  This would get me an (hypothetical) string with the href
  pointed to by that element within the page.

  Are there any "standard" tools to do this? Is there a
  standard "language" so specify the portion of the document
  that one is interested in? Does libwww provide support
  for such a thing?

* I understand libwww can talk HTTP, FTP and NNTP. How about
  other protocols? It would be great to be able to do, say,
  POP3, IMAP, maybe SMTP, etc.

Thanks for any info,

Gonzalo A. Diethelm
Received on Tuesday, 20 March 2001 13:41:20 UTC

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