Let's say there is a structured list of items on some on-line source. For example, the website https://nothing.better.to.do-a.shame might contain the following data:
Cis-industrial copernican evolution
Let's imagine the list is long and, for our Tex document, we will want the data between
</tag> to be pulled automatically into our document so we can use them.
My question is the following:
Is it better
- to do this outside of Tex/LaTeX, using whatever language you'd prefer, and then create an external (but now off-line) file containing the structured data, which one will import into Tex?
- or is it possible and advisable to do this from within Tex/LaTeX, i.e. directly extract the data from the on-line source (and thereby thus update the data if necessary) each time on compiling your Tex/LaTeX document?