Opened 17 months ago

Closed 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#45 closed enhancement (fixed)

Extract safe-use pdf page from IFRA site based on CAS search

Reported by: Mike Dewhirst Owned by:
Priority: low Version: 1.x
Keywords: IFRA cosmetic useful links Cc:


Currently there is no easy way to automatically extract the correct page because the IFRA site does not provide an API.

An interim workaround is to bring up the site and expect the user to type/paste the CAS number into the IFRA search field. The useful link synopsis indicates this.

This is a similar approach necessary with other sites (including AICIS) which actively prevent automation. In IFRA's case however, it should be possible to eventually redirect to the correct information. Degree of difficulty is quite high!

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Mike Dewhirst, 17 months ago

Keywords: IFRA cosmetic useful links added
Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:2 by Mike Dewhirst, 17 months ago

This is now working provided the CAS number is in the IFRA list. The page is a pdf file and either downloads or displays depending on browser settings.

Additionally, the Useful link created uses the CAS number as a suffix to the link name.

Otherwise, if not in the list, it produces a link to the list itself.

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