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Re: LWP::Simple and redirects

by gregorovius (Friar)
on Feb 26, 2002 at 16:33 UTC ( #147626=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: LWP::Simple and redirects
in thread LWP::Simple and redirects

Yes. I have written a subclass of LWP::UserAgent that replicates Netscape's behavior (ie. it will follow POST redirects but it will turn them into GETs before doing so). A lot of web applications rely on this non-standard behavior in browsers, making it a de-facto standard, so I think it would be a good idea to integrate such a class to LWP. I have just posted the code for it here

By the way, overriding redirect_ok() to make UserAgent follow POST redirects is not enough, because redirects won't be converted into GETs, as browsers do. More on the subject at Redirect after POST behavior in LWP::UserAgent differs from Netscape's.

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