The right library makes life easier, and the LWP modules are the right ones for this task. The get function from LWP::Simple returns undef on error, so check for. Example Basic Perl script to fetch a page #!/usr/bin/perl use LWP::UserAgent ; use HTTP::Request::Common qw(GET); $UA = LWP::UserAgent->new(); $req. LWP modules (continued) Module name Purpose LWP::Authen::Basic Handle and responses LWP::MediaTypes MIME types configuration (text/html.

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Presently, the web site to which I’m posting the data to keeps complaining that I’m not sending the required Username and password.

Sign up using Facebook. This regular expression describes the information we want a string of digits and commas cpokbook, as well as the text around the text we’re after Amazon.

A more elaborate version of this basic program is one of O’Reilly’s actual market research tools. We show both sets of modules in Recipe Back to Seekers of Perl Wisdom. Mechanize which is a well-behaved sub-class of LWP:: UserAgent like I do here?

That’s why cookbkok complaining- your authentication information is being sent using the GET method, embedded in the query string. Check out past polls.

Extracting Temperatures from Weather Underground. It will give you a much more elegant description of how to do this. Chapter 19 concentrated on responding to browser requests and producing documents using CGI.

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Extracting Links from a Bookmark File Example: Others imbibing at the Monastery: Cookbopk by screamingeagle Curate on Jan 08, at However, most of the interesting processable information on the Web is in HTML, so much of the rest of this book will focus on getting information out of HTML specifically.

Try based on the HTTP:: Automating Data Extraction Suppose we want to extract information from an Amazon book page. Introduction Chapter 19 concentrated on responding to browser requests and producing documents using CGI.

Hi, I finally found the solution to my problem. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. They provide the basis for Recipe The largest and most important modules for this chapter, though, are found in the libwww-perl suite of modules, referred to collectively as LWP.

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Maybe it should passed as POST parameter? UserAgent by screamingeagle Curate on Jan 10, at It would be trickier, but more useful, to have the program accept book titles instead of just ISBNs.

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The relevant modules can all be found under the following URL: I looked up the lwp cookbook, but it does not contain any example of POSTing form data and querystring data at the same time. The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: Common, without having to create a file containing the data submitting the content directly: I do appreciate the LWP cookbook solution which mentions the subclassing solution with a passing reference to lwp-request.


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Replies are listed ‘Best First’. Bonus material for the interested: Suppose we want to extract information from an Amazon book page. Apache module in Recipe Otherise if ASP page doesn’t want username and password as GET parameters and as cookies then there is just no way to pass them.

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Hi, I did follow your advicewith a little modification, and it workedfookbook far as passing the username and password; now the problem is that the XML data is not being passed.

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