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Best way to integrate web browser with local databases and scripts?

I have several applications where I (at the moment: manually) either copy and paste the URL or the page source to a local (PostgreSQL) database or script for further processing (screenscraping, etc.).

What is the best current practice with Fedora 16 for automating these? I use Konqueror, Firefox and Chrome and all can interact with the web sites. I'd like to add buttons to a toolbar or something similar that when pressed execute a program or put some text in the primary selection.

I see that Firefox has a rather advanced add-on system which also looks very complicated :-). Is there an easier solution with Konqueror or Chrome?

I don't want to use a local webserver and XSS.

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Mentioned Konqueror's "mini programs".

Best way to integrate web browser with local databases and scripts?

I have several applications where I (at the moment: manually) either copy and paste the URL or the page source to a local (PostgreSQL) database or script for further processing (screenscraping, etc.).

What is the best current practice with Fedora 16 for automating these? I use Konqueror, Firefox and Chrome and all can interact with the web sites. I'd like to add buttons to a toolbar or something similar that when pressed execute a program or put some text in the primary selection.

I see that Firefox has a rather advanced add-on system which also looks very complicated :-). Is there an easier solution with Konqueror or Chrome?Chrome? I have used Konqueror's "mini programs" (don't know if this is the correct term) in the past but I'm looking for something more powerful.

I don't want to use a local webserver and XSS.

Best way to integrate web browser with local databases and scripts?

I have several applications where I (at the moment: manually) either copy and paste the URL or the page source to a local (PostgreSQL) database or script for further processing (screenscraping, etc.).

What is the best current practice with Fedora 16 for automating these? I use Konqueror, Firefox and Chrome and all can interact with the web sites. I'd like to add buttons to a toolbar or something similar that when pressed execute a program or put some text in the primary selection.

One example would be to visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383126/epcast as a logged-in user, parse the data and pipe it into my PostgreSQL database.

I see that Firefox has a rather advanced add-on system which also looks very complicated :-). Is there an easier solution with Konqueror or Chrome? I have used Konqueror's "mini programs" (don't know if this is the correct term) in the past but I'm looking for something more powerful.

I don't want to use a local webserver and XSS.