[Bioperl-l] Bio::DB::Biblio::PDF - incomplete?

Allen Day allenday at ucla.edu
Sun Apr 29 20:57:55 EDT 2007


Doesn't matter to me if it stays or not.  If you're cleaning house
feel free to get rid of it.

-Allen

On 4/29/07, Chris Fields <cjfields at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> Quick response!  Yep, I've run into this with a few publishers.
> Though they're supposed to have 'permanent' links for those of us who
> like to link to our pubs they frequently change (scary if that's
> their definition of permanent).
>
> Did you want us to remove the code from CVS?
>
> chris
>
> On Apr 29, 2007, at 7:21 PM, Allen Day wrote:
>
> > Incomplete.  I wrote it to do some bulk scraping of PDFs a few years
> > ago.  I only implemented for a few journals, so it never worked for a
> > large fraction of publications.  Probably it barely works or does not
> > work at all now b/c of how the PDF are scraped out of the HTML.  The
> > publisher sites are always modifying their HTML, presumably trying to
> > prevent automated download like this.
> >
> > -Allen
> >
> > On 4/29/07, Chris Fields <cjfields at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> >> Allen (or anyone),
> >>
> >> What is the status of this module?  It requires a module not listed
> >> in the dependencies (WWW:Mechanize) and has no tests.
> >>
> >> chris
> >>
>
> Christopher Fields
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
> Dept of Biochemistry
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
>
>
>
>


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