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- Subject: Re: Question about LuaSocket and HTTP
- From: Geoff Smith <spammealot1@...>
- Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 09:21:35 +0000
Thanks for the reply, yes I could already get the BBC home page, so that didnt really help me solve my problem
Try getting the http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/results site and then programmatically navigate to the Premier League results page ? Thats where I am stuck.
I would be happy to use any Lua library that solves the above problem. LuaSocket, luacurl both can probably due the job in a few lines of code if I can figure out the GET param string and how to specify it.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov <email@example.com>
Sent: 08 May 2016 21:53:54
To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Question about LuaSocket and HTTP
> At this point I am stuck, how do I specifiy this GET selection string in the
> Lua example above ?
In your current case I'd suggest something like:
url = [[http://www.bbc.co.uk]]..url1,
sink = ltn12.sink.file(fileHandle),
and operate with "url1" variable (there will be GET request with exactly it's
Are you sure that you want exactly luasocket and ltn12? ;)
There is luacurl (C) and luahtmlparser (pure Lua) libraries, which, when
combined, gives some magic powers to easily fetch and parse every site in
about 10 lines of code :)