As a research project I am attempting to create a hybrid crawler,
the functionality of which should be the following:
- fetch pages in both plain http and ssl.
- parse the content of these pages and access their DOM tree.
I found Gecko to be more than what the doctor ordered, in the sense that as
a server-side type application,
I do not need all the UI functionality already built into Gecko.
I have searched the web and some of the mozilla newsgroups (dev.embedding,
dev.builds) for an answer to the question:
"can i embed gecko for the above functionality without all the UI overhead?"
and did not find one. Moreover, it seems
that currently this cannot be done.
As a last attempt to receive an "official" answer, i'm posting this message
If indeed my understanding is correct and this is currently impossible, I
would like to inquire if this is in any way
part of a future release.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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