[Umlaut-general] updated Amazon adapter in svn
rochkind at jhu.edu
Tue Sep 6 16:09:55 EDT 2011
I've committed updates to the Amazon adapter, it now screen-scrapes the
latest Amazon interface instead of an old Amazon interface at a
The Amazon adapter needs to screen-scrape to determine "look inside" and
"search inside" availability, to link to. To do this, it predicts the
URL for the "look inside" page, and then screen-scrapes whats' there.
The previous version was screen-scraping an old version of the "look
inside" page, that was somehow still available at an alternate URL from
Amazon, but was behaving increasingly erratically.
Fixed it to screen scrape the latest version of this interface instead.
It's a bit tricky to reverse engineer the HTML to figure out what to
look for in HTML to determine availabiltiy of "look inside" and "search
inside", but I think I figured it out properly, tested it on a bunch of
sample data, appears to be working.
If you update the lib/service_adapters/amazon.rb file from svn, you'll
have the new code.
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