- Web Scraper
- 1. To capture the information displayed on a single web page. This may be to either capture the entire content of a webpage or more typically to capture certain information from a web page. A web scraper is a simple development over the screen scraper technique.
- 2. To capture (and download) an entire website. A technique to capture
and download a complete image of a website so it can be browsed
off-line. This involves downloading each file used to render a web page
on the site and to follow all the links on the site until every page and
file has been downloaded. Web Scrapers - the tools that perform this
capture and download - can typically be set to download an entire site
or just portions of it.
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