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Re: form response

by miyagawa (Chaplain)
on Dec 10, 2001 at 13:43 UTC ( #130615=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to form response

use LWP::UserAgent; use HTTP::Request::Common; my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new; my $req = GET $url; my $res = $ua->request($req); my $html = $res->content;

See HTTP::Request::Common and LWP::UserAgent for details.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

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Re: Re: form response
by giulienk (Curate) on Dec 10, 2001 at 15:01 UTC
    On things as simple as this you can also use LWP::Simple
    use LWP::Simple; my $html = get($url);


      True, the use of LWP::Simple makes things very easy - However, the use of the combination of LWP::UserAgent and HTTP::Request gives you a great deal more control over the request, returning HTTP headers and content by the same method.

      This can be quite advantageous and has most recently allowed the WWW::SimpleRobot module to be rewritten to make only a single request per page when crawling a web site (rather than the two requests it had previously been making using LWP::Simple - a request with the HEAD method for the page headers and the GET method for the page content) - The result was a considerable increase in module speed.

      To my mind there needs to be a very good reason as to why to use LWP::Simple in place of LWP::UserAgent and HTTP::Request rather than the other way around.



      perl -e 's&&[@.]/&&s&.com.&_&&&print'

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