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about comparing prices between different company

Edward Chen
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I am planning to do a web site about comparing prices between different company. Yes, if they all have web service, that is pretty easy. But what about NOW? if the company doesn't have web service, how can I get that track, just parse the jsp file ?

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Lasse Koskela
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If a particular company doesn't provide a web services style programming interface for accessing their price information, the only option you've got left is indeed screen scraping.

By the way, before you add a company into your comparison, make sure that you've got the legal right/permission to do that.


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