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3rd-Jun-2012 01:41 pm - [sticky post] Frequently Asked Questions
know-it-all, Hermione, Hermione-know-it-all

What is fetch_story and WWW::FetchStory?



WWW::FetchStory is a perl module, with an associated script, 'fetch_story', which fetches a story from a fiction website, intelligently dealing with the content from various different fiction websites such as fanfiction.net; it strips the extras from the HTML (such as navbars and javascript) and saves it so that all you get is the story text and its formatting. If a story is deduced to be a multi-chapter story, all chapters of the story are downloaded, and saved to separate files.

It can also convert the downloaded HTML files into one EPUB file.

The module can be downloaded from CPAN at http://search.cpan.org/dist/WWW-FetchStory/
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2nd-Dec-2014 12:05 pm - Current Version Is 0.1822
me-cartoon
Yes, I haven't been announcing. Sorry.

Changes since Version 0.1818...

v0.1822 2014-08-22
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* 2014-08-22 08:44:51 +1000
version bump
* 2014-08-22 08:43:57 +1000
Fixing problems with AO3 downloads.

v0.1821 2014-07-23
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* 2014-07-23 15:57:03 +1000
version bump
* 2014-07-02 11:01:50 +1000
Yet another format-change on Livejournal.
* 2014-01-03 18:55:53 +1100
oops
* 2014-01-03 18:52:30 +1100
oops
* 2014-01-03 18:48:54 +1100
Parsing for the SSHG Promptfest.

v0.1820 2013-12-20
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* 2013-12-20 18:37:40 +1100
version bump
* 2013-12-20 18:12:55 +1100
More tweaking of FFN story parsing. AGAIN.

v0.1819 2013-12-20
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* 2013-12-20 17:27:00 +1100
version bump
* 2013-12-20 17:26:00 +1100
fixing LJ parsing
* 2013-11-14 17:58:32 +1100
fixed another FFN bug
* 2013-11-13 16:29:07 +1100
got rid of non-UTF8 characters in tidy_chars
* 2013-09-14 11:53:53 +1000
merging master
* 2013-09-14 11:49:34 +1000
added [ReportVersions::Tiny]
* 2013-07-23 17:50:37 +1000
version bump
* 2013-06-21 15:31:48 +1000
fixing URL test
12th-Sep-2012 04:48 pm - New Version 0.1812
me-cartoon
Sorry I haven't been making announcements, there's hardly anyone here (sigh).

Changes since version 0.1808...

v0.1812 2012-09-12
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* 2012-09-12 16:28:35 +1000
more fixing of Fanfiction.net parsing
* 2012-08-27 19:58:30 +1000
Fanfiction.net have changed their format again.
* 2012-08-01 18:45:23 +1000
fixing parsing LiveJournal
* 2012-08-01 11:54:18 +1000
Added an Agent string to fetching.
* 2012-07-13 18:56:28 +1000
more fixing chapter parsing

v0.1810 2012-07-13
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* 2012-07-13 18:36:41 +1000
fixing fanfiction.net chapter parsing
* 2012-07-06 23:10:44 +1000
more formatting
* 2012-07-06 22:23:26 +1000
more formatting
* 2012-07-06 21:27:57 +1000
parsing LJ titles
* 2012-07-06 18:05:07 +1000
more LiveJournal parsing
* 2012-07-06 15:26:45 +1000
improve LiveJournal chapter parsing

v0.1809 2012-07-06
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* 2012-07-06 14:10:15 +1000
fixing more LiveJournal formatting
* 2012-07-06 14:09:50 +1000
redefined the lengths of stories
24th-Jun-2012 05:24 pm - New version 0.1808
Doc9-technical-wiz, technical-wiz
A new version of WWW::FetchStory is up on CPAN.
It fixes AO3 parsing.

The previous version 0.1807 fixed some problems with Petulant Poetess and FFN.
6th-Jun-2012 09:28 pm - New version 0.1806
me-cartoon
A new version of WWW::FetchStory is up on CPAN; it has updates to the fanfiction.net parser, because ffn has changed their format yet again.
3rd-May-2012 06:54 pm - Introduction
Doc9-technical-wiz, technical-wiz
This is the user group for fetch_story (aka WWW::FetchStory on CPAN) a Perl script (and supporting modules) for downloading fan fiction from various sites.

Please feel free to post tips, questions, and how-tos, to help and be helped in our pursuit of joyful fanfic reading!
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