So far, we have been dealing with information that resides in your computer. In this recipe, we will use the
WebParser plugin to download data from the Web and post it to the desktop.
Before we begin, let's take a crash course in HTML.
You are probably familiar with browsing web pages on the World Wide Web (WWW). When you type a web address into a browser, the browser contacts the web server hosting the page and retrieves an HTML file. A typical HTML file looks something like this:
<h3><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/…" Boot up: Android v security</a></h3> <div class="trail-text"> <span class="kicker date">8 Feb 2013:</span> <p><strong>Charles Arthur and Josh Halliday</strong>: ...