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Why is the internet so darn complicated?

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Ok. I am making this program that will do research for me. It uses google, looks at the source of webpages, and tries to extract bits of text from around the main word. But I run into all this scripting and php and stuff! I mean, what happened to the good old days when everything was just simple html? ... Does anyone know how to get the results of these scripts the way browsers do? I mean, just look at the source of this forum! I can't extract any info, because everything is scripted!

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Just skip over the non-html stuff.

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<td class="forumcell" colspan="2">Ok. I am making this program that will do research for me. It uses google, looks at the source of webpages, and tries to extract bits of text from around the main word. But I run into all this scripting and php and stuff! I mean, what happened to the good old days when everything was just simple html?



... Does anyone know how to get the results of these scripts the way browsers do? I mean, just look at the source of this forum! I can't extract any info, because everything is scripted!

<x x=""></x><x x=""></x></td>
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And there is all the info you need. Just search for the word and everything else in the post or whatever will be right around it.

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Whoops! I guess when I checked the source of the code, I didn't see the post. But on a lot of sites, you do have to have script, crap.

I am working on it. We will see how it goes. I already did what you said, but I find that on some vital sites, they use that stuff.

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