Solved

crawling ajax/javascript content, need help id'ing url

Posted on 2015-01-11
2
282 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-11
I want to crawl the list of shows on this page: tvguide.com/social/

They are loaded via ajax and/or javascript, I'm not sure how it works... but I've been told I just need to identify the url or ajax call and I can use that to access the content.

I have not been able to id it though, can you help?

Thanks,

Chris
0
Comment
Question by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Dake earned 500 total points
ID: 40543605
Looks like here is your url.  http://www.tvguide.com/social/assets/handlers/trending.ashx?serviceid=80001&total=10

I found this by using firefox.  I inspected using firebug and looked at the net tab.  Looking at the responses from each request that was going out I was able to find this url for you you.  You may need to change the total parameter, but it looks like that is what you are looking for.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
ID: 40543614
Thank you very much, I spent way to much time this afternoon trying to figure that out!
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I found this questions asking how to do this in many different forums, so I will describe here how to implement a solution using PHP and AJAX. The logical flow for the problem should be: Write an event handler for the first drop down box to get …
This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question