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Re: WWW::Mechanize submission problem

by johnnywang (Priest)
on Feb 05, 2006 at 20:03 UTC ( #528090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to WWW::Mechanize submission problem

I do lots of scraping/automation with LWP/WWW::Mechanize, I found the following two are very useful:
  • Ethereal, so you can see what actually gets sent, and compare that with what the browser is sending.
  • "perl -d", yes, perl debugger, stepping through the code is really useful.
I am able to solve most of my problems using these two (except those with heavy javascript.)

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Re^2: WWW::Mechanize submission problem
by john_oshea (Priest) on Feb 05, 2006 at 21:42 UTC
      Since we're talking about Firefox extensions, I use the WebDeveloper extension alot, it not only can show you the headers, but also can show such things as layout outlines, which is really useful when combined with HTML::TableExtract for screen scraping. You can download it from

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