Extracting web page source

Hi guys,

I am fairly new to Rails so apologies if this is trivial. I was
wondering what is the best way to extract a source from a web page?
Thanks for any help,


you can use curl or wget to get HTML source and static files
(CSS, .JS, images) from a web server (or ruby libs like net::HTTP or
open-uri) , or you can just Control-U in IE or Firefox or Command-U in
safari to see the source

Check out Rubyology's Screencast #6 Whois. Here they walk you through
fetching a web page and parsing through the source code for values and
then returning results based on a condition.


That is great stuff thank you both!