screen scraping

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screen scraping

Acquiring data displayed on screen by capturing the text manually with the copy command or via software. Web pages are constantly being screen scraped in order to save meaningful data for later use. In order to perform scraping automatically, software must be used that is written to recognize specific data. See scraping and screen scraper.
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Other SOA tools extract or screen scrape data to export as a web service elsewhere but Strategi SOA implements a pure, native SOA for use within legacy applications by legacy developers.
The true and accurate record is not going to be found on a website that screen scrapes from otherdatabases.
It uses the WIDL web-enabled version of the IDL interface definition language to suck data out or screen scrapes HTML into XML.