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Re: Obtaining Text from a website

by whakka (Hermit)
on Jan 28, 2009 at 15:14 UTC ( #739600=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Obtaining Text from a website

Yep. Look through WWW::Mechanize's documentation as it's a high-level module that automates web scripting. Also look at learning an HTML parser (like HTML::TreeBuilder, which uses HTML::Parser to build a tree structure out of the HTML from which you can traverse) if you need something more than a simple snippet you can get with regular expressions.

Finally, if you need more assistance ask a specific question here (although make sure you try whatever you're asking for help on doing first!) and pick up a book - Perl Cookbook is pretty popular and has an entire chapter on web automation.

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