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Re^2: HTTP::Headers error when submitting form via WWW::Mechanizeby jerrygarciuh (Curate)
|on Jul 01, 2004 at 02:13 UTC||Need Help??|
If the institution in question provides a web application (and they do) for me to run reports as a person with a browser, why on earth would it be illegal for me to access the service and do the same reports via an automaton? I am time impaired, so I am making a 'screen reader' which not only reads the reports but updates my database every quarter hour. As paulbort points out there may be a clause denying me this access but in my view I am merely automating the manner in which I already am allowed to avail myself of the reports.
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