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Perl Web Client to Interact with Dynamic Web Pagesby WebDFeat (Initiate)
|on Dec 09, 2010 at 19:05 UTC||Need Help??|
WebDFeat has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to write a web-client to upload some data (not just a file)automatically to a web-server.
When the web-site is accessed interactively, in a browser, dynamic web-pages are displayed, in response to user input and interaction. The goal is to provide values for fields on these pages, from the Perl client, and to cause these values to be sent to the web-server, as they would from the browser.
I have installed Firebug in my copy of Firefox, in order to understand the DOM structure (?) of the dynamic pages, which is not publicly documented
I would be delighted to hear from someone with more experience of this to know whether "WWW::Scripter" is a blind alley and, if it is not, to get a example which would help me make progress.
On another, less dynamic site, I did have some success with "WWW:Mechanize", which I used to build up some experience of handling a proxy and using secure http.