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It originated in the IBM mainframe/3270 days, but has enjoyed a resurgence in these days of the web.
 
It originated in the IBM mainframe/3270 days, but has enjoyed a resurgence in these days of the web.
  
Before Zap2It Labs introduced their [[Data Direct]] service, [[XMLTV]] utilized screen scraping to acquire US program listing data.
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Before Zap2It Labs introduced their Data Direct service, [[XMLTV]] utilized screen scraping to acquire US program listing data.

Latest revision as of 21:57, 3 December 2012

Screen scraping is the colloquial name for the technique of retrieving data programmatically from a source which was originally set up to provide it to people, rather than programs.

It originated in the IBM mainframe/3270 days, but has enjoyed a resurgence in these days of the web.

Before Zap2It Labs introduced their Data Direct service, XMLTV utilized screen scraping to acquire US program listing data.