[mythtv] Listings concept idea

Nate Carlson natecars at natecarlson.com
Wed Jul 4 16:12:40 UTC 2007

On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Keith Barrett wrote:
> If MythTV resorts to screen scraping (again), rather than having 
> thousands of MythTV systems do individual scrapes every nn hours, we 
> should have a central server that does the scrapes. All the MythTV 
> backends could download the resulting databases from there. A central DB 
> also means you could scrape from multiple sources to get more accurate 
> data, and I'm sure the sites you are scraping would appreciate the 
> controlled traffic.

If there are any legal issues with screenscraping, this would put the 
responsibility on whoever owns the server instead of the end users. Not a 
good thing.

It'd also be a lot easier to block!

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