[webkit-help] Building a simple web crawler with webkit?

Nevo sakur.deagod at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 22:53:56 PDT 2009

2009/8/26 Dan <dan at dancryer.com>

> Hi list,
> Just posted this to webkit-dev, and was advised that this is a better list
> for the question. Sorry if this is a little vague... but, does anyone have
> any general guidance as to where I'd start with webkit if I wanted to build
> a headless web client, along the lines of a crawler / bot, on top of it?
> Would I be best to use individual parts of the code, or implement a browser
> and hide the UI side of it?
> I'm not much of a C++/ObjC developer, so I can't begin to expect to be able
> to do this immediately, but any tips you can give would be greatly
> appreciated.

 You might take a look at Webkit's WebInspector, which helps you to view DOM
hierarchy in a tree style , so you could have a good sense of how WebCore
manipulates/traverses a web page .

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