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Subject: for joseleon-ga only please
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: bmcompany-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2004 01:27 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2004 01:27 PDT
Question ID: 397375
Hi there,

We need a program (in a hurry for once) that will read in several html
reports (the TopDog reports you've worked on before) and produce
another html file containing just the Google positions for each report
in the directory.

For example: The directory contains 50 reports, each with positions in
several search engines. Some contain google, some don't. The parser
goes into each report and extracts just the Google section, and pastes
into the new html file. When the program has finished, the newly
created html file with contain all of the google sections from the
other reports. The reports may contain, and
Google Uk Local postions.

I will upload some sample reports once i hear from you.

I hope you can work on this again and if you complete before tomorrow,
a $100 tip will be added.

Many thanks


Request for Question Clarification by joseleon-ga on 07 Sep 2004 01:48 PDT
Hello, bmcompany:
  I'm ready to finish this question today, I just need you to upload
the sample files somewhere as soon as possible.


Clarification of Question by bmcompany-ga on 07 Sep 2004 03:32 PDT

password for the zip file is same as the WorkLog's admin password.
Please post once downloaded and i'll remove.

I understand that it might take a little longer now, don't worry too much.

From now on, it will be known as "the search engine we do not speak
of" (Film reference: The Village)

Thanks again :-)

Request for Question Clarification by joseleon-ga on 07 Sep 2004 07:02 PDT
Hello, bmcompany:

You can find the parser executable here:


Please, check it out and once you tell me it works as expected, I will
post an answer including full sources.


Clarification of Question by bmcompany-ga on 07 Sep 2004 08:59 PDT
I haven't tested it fully (but then we never need to with your work),
but it seems to work perfectly. Running it with 1500 reports now.
Still going :-)

Please post the answer

P.S - I don't suppose there's any chance of a preview pane for the
html page is there?

Thanks for your quick turnaround, shame GA won't let us offer you a job :-(
Subject: Re: for joseleon-ga only please
Answered By: joseleon-ga on 07 Sep 2004 09:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, bmcompany:

Thanks!, that's very kind of you ;-)

I have added the HTML preview pane, and you can download binaries and
sources from here:


Please, check it out and don't hesitate to request for any clarification.

Thanks a lot for count on me again.


Request for Answer Clarification by bmcompany-ga on 08 Sep 2004 03:10 PDT
Small problem:

I have included the html output in the zip file, if you scroll down,
you'll see the problem.

Many thanks

Clarification of Answer by joseleon-ga on 08 Sep 2004 04:27 PDT
Hello, bmcompany:
  The problem was that some of the files you were parsing had a
different section terminator than the ones you sent me, I have added
the new terminator and it works perfectly, you can download it from


Please, don't hesitate to contact with me if there's any other problem.


Request for Answer Clarification by bmcompany-ga on 09 Sep 2004 02:41 PDT
Hi again,

Sorry to be a pain in the ass, but i think there are some more lines to parse.

This is the last lot, so this will be last one :-)

Thanks again

Clarification of Answer by joseleon-ga on 09 Sep 2004 23:25 PDT
Hello, bmcompany:
  Don't worry, this kind of fixes are very easy to do ;-). Here you
have the updated tool:


I have tested it with the three sets of files you have sent me, if you
find any other problem, just tell me.

bmcompany-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $100.00
Perfect, thanks for your help

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