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Welcome to Spade's documentation!

Overview: Spade is at its core a metrics tool that allows quick visualization of what kinds of CSS properties websites are using. It allows input of a list of websites to scrape, and it crawls to 1 level on each website whilst submitting a variety of user agent strings in order to ascertain different kinds of markup returned as a result. It tries to detect UA sniffing by commparing the returned markup structure of each site.

All the information is recorded into a database after the crawl, and is accessible from a web interface. For more information on installation and use of the tool, please continue through the documentation.

Contents:

.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   installation
   scraper
   architecture
   development
   todo



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