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Re: conditional testing for error 500 webpages before following them?

by Perlbotics (Canon)
on Oct 15, 2011 at 14:19 UTC ( #931660=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    use strict;
    use WWW::Mechanize;
    ...
      sleep 5; # anti-aggressive scraping
    }
     
    
  2. or download this
    ...
    following link: http://www.molmovdb.org/cgi-bin/motion.cgi?ID=ntrc
    ...
    following link: http://www.molmovdb.org/cgi-bin/motion.cgi?ID=rhorbp
    OK : Processing result ...
    ...
    

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[choroba]: yeah, sounds like one of the strings is not flagged as UTF-8
[choroba]: which usually means its input wasn't handled correctly
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now
[Corion]: LanX: The "good" approach here would be to use the appropriate DBI parameters to make the driver decode strings properly. But that will have a ripple-on effect of messing up all the places where manual decoding happens ;)
[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly
[LanX]: and the problem only occurs since we changed the emails to base64
[LanX]: my main problem will be to cnvince my colleagues that our productive code is broken oO ... so in the end I will just make a workaround :-/
LanX hates UTF8 for causing knots in his brain and stomach

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