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Re^2: Robust Handling of Broken Links in Mechanize?

by pat_mc (Pilgrim)
on Nov 20, 2009 at 12:58 UTC ( #808418=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Robust Handling of Broken Links in Mechanize?
in thread Robust Handling of Broken Links in Mechanize?

Wolfgang -

This is great stuff ... it looks like this fixes the problem:
sub download() { my $doc = shift @_; my $mech = WWW::Mechanize -> new( onerror => undef ); return unless defined( $mech -> get( $doc ) ); my $link = $mech -> find_link( url_regex => qr/\.pdf/ ); return unless defined( $link ); $link = $link -> url_abs; return unless ( $mech -> get ( $link ) ); # This is the GET oper +ation which fails. my $name = $1 if $link =~/.+\/(.+\.pdf)/; $mech -> save_content( $name ); }
Thanks for your help! It made my day.

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