|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Capturing web pages and making them staticby Biff (Novice)
|on Aug 04, 2004 at 21:03 UTC||Need Help??|
Biff has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Before I ask my question here's a little background in case I'm just being stupid in my attempted implementation. We have reports that we need to make available to manglers :) but the reports are big and slow, etc. The poor manglers get impatient and un-happy.
My mission is to generate these reports at night and save static copies of them for the mangler's viewing pleasure.
What I'm trying to emulate is the capability that most browser's have of saving a web page as a complete static entity. When you do this in a browser you get the page saved as HTML and a folder full of goodies and other artifacts that enable you to view the page statically just like you would have off of the server.
Will a simple LWP get do this? I kinda doubt it and was hoping to avoid blind alleys.