Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.20a released

Mark Hannah <mark-hannah@...>

Hi I purchased BBC4W when it first became available as I was interested in web data scraping and thought I could extract data from web elements using BBC code. I have since discovered  Python and Ruby do this. I would like to web scrape using BBC as I don't want o learn a new programming language at this time. Can you tell me if data scraping web pages is possible using BBC4W and if so can you provide a link to tutorials.


I have been using Autohotkey com objects to achieve this thus far:-


Var:= pwb.document.getElementsByClassName("tv-symbol-header-quote__value tv-symbol-header-quote__value--large js-symbol-last")[0].innerText

all help to do this via BBC4W would be much appreciated


From: <> on behalf of Paul Marshall <paulmarshall2020@...>
Sent: 06 February 2018 17:03
Subject: Re: [bb4w] BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.20a released
On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 06:09 am, Richard Russell wrote:
 why wouldn't you want to reserve f5 for 'Step Line' and f6 for 'Run to Cursor' and the rest? 
I didnt think about, i dont use those keys whereas f3 is widely used in many programs for Find Next and I use it all the time.
Perhaps you might want to consider f2 for zoom out and Shift+f2 for zoom in, or some similar combination that only 'uses up' one function key.
One nice possibility would be CTRL - Mousewheel which zooms several programs I use regularly. The trouble with f keys is knowing that the functions are there.
Ideally I would like to be able to set a default font size.
Why, given that the size is remembered? 
I didnt know that until today when I saw CFGfile$ !

Anyway           WHEN 146: Zoom% +=1001
            WHEN 148: Zoom% -=1001
works, thank you.

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