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WebGrab+Plus is a multi-site incremental xmltv epg grabber. It collects tv-program guide data from selected tvguide sites for your favourite channels.

Article
19/09/2013

The manual is udated and covers all the new features like regular expressions, HttpWebRequest POST_BACK and SOAP and Timespan calculations. And all the other smaller improvements. Available on the download page.

Article
11/08/2013

All four IMDb.com siteini's are updated today. If you are a user of the MDB postprocessor to collect extra data from IMDb.com, you should use these updates. They provide an improved showmatching and fixed the broken commentsummary scrub. Be aware that the old revision 0 of imdb.com.imdb.ini doesn't work anymore (causing endless grabbing times!!).

Upgrade release
03/08/2013
V1.1.1
/ 51

- added    : url header 'accept'
- bug fixed: some conditional arguments were disabled by the automatic addition of the scope
- bug fixed: datenumber urldate was not properly calculated (timezone problem)
- changed  : support for half hour timezone
- changed  : forward looking dst mode is now default. To switch back to old style mode=f
- bug fixed: in setting the scope.range when the first ( char occurs without a | char. (As in cleanup tags)
- bug fixed: in GetInsertMode when only one channel and a show needs to be inserted before the none existing second channel
- added (experimental) : Regex Operations and Regex scrub

Upgrade release
10/06/2013
V1.1.1
/ 50

- improved : robots exclusion handling.
- added    : site {allowlastdayoverflow} allows the last day to overflow into the next morning.
- bug fixed: in setting the scope.range when the first ( char occurs after the | char.  
- bug fixed: cookie expires value calculation crashes when expires value > max datetime value (9999 31/12 23.59.59)
- added    : bitwise calculations 'and' 'or' 'xor' and 'not'
- bug fixed: In MDB postprocess runtime error if no ldb path is specified
- added    : in urldate format datenumber, the offset can now be specified in decimal hours 5.5 or timespan 5:30
- bug fixed: in titlematch that forced an unnecessary update if the title ends with a number
- bug fixed: error in postdata extraction if no subpagelist is listed in the siteini
- MDB & REX: xmltv elements videoaspect, videoquality, presenter, writer, producer, composer and commentator added as elements that can be removed from the xmltv file
- MDB & REX: added xmltv elements videoaspect and videoquality as source element
- bug fixed: endless loop in scrub.result()
- bug fixed: that was introduced in /49...

SiteIni.Pack release
06/05/2013

This is the latest version of the SiteIni.Pack.

Check the EPG channel page for more details

(To find out quickly what is new:  Use the button 'Sort by date' )

Upgrade release
15/04/2013
V1.1.1
/ 49

- added: postdata accepts 'subpage' as value to expand. This enables subpages defined by postdata.
- added: subpage list accepts 'index_variable_element' as value to expand
- added: new feature sort, enables to sort multi value elements for a part of its value
- bug fixed: credits and channel elements in xmltv follow the xmltv standard
- bug fixed: forward looking dst switch didn't work properly for the 'spring' switch.
- added: new option in operations with indices, operators: start (optional)length/(optional)repeat
          works for commands substring, remove and replace.
- url subpage list builder with variable, e.g.
          subpage.format {list(step=21600 count=3)|'index_variable_element'}
- bug fixed in calculate: syntax like : element.modify {calculate(format=date,unix)}

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