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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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Screen scraping can be a tricky proposition and is generally not preferred because the program has to be aligned to your website's design.
"The end of screen scraping is really important," said Lauren Saunders, associate director of the National Consumer Law Center, which advocates for privacy and other consumer protections.
When you run up your bird, the spinning fan blades will rub against the screen scraping off fine metal particles that can get ingested into the generator and cause it to fail.
But a Ryanair spokeswoman yesterday said that the airline was "simply trying to prevent the unlawful use of its site" by screen scraping sites.
The HostBridge approach enables applications to remain unchanged whilst avoiding the inherent inefficiency of screen scraping.
Yes, it was possible to do this previously by resorting to screen scraping, but this approach is much more straightforward, flexible and easy to implement.
Integration issues were nothing new, says Thorgilsson: "We'd looked at a number of ways before, screen scraping for example.
"We put in some 'screen scraping' to automatically populate the imaging index fields," White says, referring to a process whereby data is "snooped" from one source, to help populate another.
In some cases, data access was previously cumbersome and costly, requiring screen scraping to obtain mainframe-based loan data.
There are a number of variations of the consolidation/aggregation model, including e-mail-based EBPP, the use of financial management software, screen scraping, and scan and pay methods.