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Hi there Brimborium

thx for sharing you ideas!

since i am a teacher and since i am working in the field of education for years i know very well what i do! I have no troubles with parsing this govermental site!

The data i am trying to get are readable - so i mechanize this reading...


BTW: one word regarding the data: These data are offical Adress-data - names and numbers of shools - nothing else.

some general adress-sets that contain nothing really sensitive!

but again - thx for sharing your ideas. BTW: what is wrong with my username; i am a beginner.

regards - perl beginner1
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Re^3: getting started with LWP and HTML::TokeParser
by BrimBorium (Friar) on Oct 29, 2010 at 16:49 UTC

    There is nothing wrong with your name, but you will stay a beginner forever, at least with your name...

    I just want to point out to choose the right way to do things to avoid causing more damage than benefit. You can use a club to get a fly away from your friends shoulder, but he may not recover from your favour. You have a powerful tool with perl, I just want to be sure that you use it wisely.

    Reading a lot of files in a short time from a public server could be misinterpreted... if you are a teacher you should be aware of the consequences ... you might kill the server with a buggy script. I just want to predict you from having to say "Oh, I did not WANT that, it was really not my intention"

    A phonebook is also available to public, but I dislike the idea of having it machine redable for dialing bots ...

    I'm a software developer since many years and if you're using example or test code on real data on a public server, you really do not know what you do form my point of view.