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Reading multiple web sitesby davies (Vicar)
|on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:40 UTC||Need Help??|
davies has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am facing several problems that I don't know how to approach. First, it's not clear to me how to go about automating Firefox. MozRepl describes MozRepl as "This module is perl interface of MozRepl", which leaves me unsure what MozRepl is or whether I need it. Also, it's version 0.06, which makes me afraid I might be trying to use something not really production ready yet. I'm also not clear how to deal with pages that are only accessible via JS. If I try bookmarking them, opening the bookmark takes me to the site's home page rather than the point I had reached.
Shopping sites seem to be able to get prices from multiple stores even when they use JS, so I believe that what I want can be done. However, I haven't found any useful documentation. If there are docs out there that cover what I want, I should be most grateful for any pointers, as well as any suggestions for a better approach.