"handler" is the control file that defines News Clipper's versatility.
Each handler is designed to interrogate a specific web page for the data
you are interested in acquiring. If you don't see a handler for your particular
needs, use the MakeHandler utility included with News Clipper to easily
create your own!
HANDLER DATABASE Below is the
online catalog of handlers for News Clipper sorted by category.
ARCHIVE OF HANDLERS You can download
all of the handlers for the current version of News Clipper here.
Unpack the handlers in your .NewsClipper/NewsClipper/Handler directory. If you
are running a version of News Clipper licensed for personal use, you will need
to remove some of the handlers in the Acquisition directory in order for News
Clipper to run.
RESULTS PAGE Clicking on
a handler category or searching the handler database above will forward
you to a page that lists the results of your query. This results page will
familiarize you to the handler(s) that's listed. It also allows interaction:
Click on the handler's
name to manually view/download the handler and to list additional specific
Click on CONTENT
SITE to see the site that News Clipper retrieved its data from.
Click on SAMPLE
NEWS CLIPPER OUTPUT to see what News Clipper has snipped
Here's an example
output of the interactive results page:
HANDLERS The handler writers guide is taken
directly from the user's manual which you receive when you Purchase
News Clipper. The News Clipper documentation also includes information
about installing, running, and using News Clipper, as well.
To sample two chapters from the User's
Guide related to the writing of handlers, visit the handler
writers guide webpage.