From the Digital/Compaq System Research Center comes WebL, a scripting language for retrieving and parsing web pages in HTML and XML format.
The WebL interpreter is written in JAVA and can be run on any platform. However, all the scripts here have been developed and tested under NT 4.0 ONLY. They may require a few tweaks here and there when running under a different platform (you should check all file-related functions to see it they work according to the volume/directory naming convention of your OS).
The WebLexec editor is only available for the win32 platform. It's still an early alpha release but it should work... most of the time >:X)
WebLexec editor: A simple, yet useful WebL script editor. It includes syntax highlighting and runs WebL programs in any console-mode Java virtual machine.
GetYerf.webl: a script that downloads images from the Yerf Furry Images Archive's recent pages every 10 minutes. Nice, too...
files_size function: This files module extension allow you to get local files size. Combined with the HeadURL function, that gets remote files size, the function allows a WebL program to detect incomplete downloads. To use the new function, you need to add the SizeFun.class file to the WebL.jar file, in the weblx\files folder and add its reverence in the scripts\Files.webl file. The archive contains a modified Files.webl that includes the necessary changes, as well as the source SizeFun.java.
GetYerf_resume.webl: The same script as GetYerf.webl but using the new files_size function to restart broken and incomplete downloads. Can be easily modified to get a larger number of file type and used as a mirroring utility.
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