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Re^8: fetching and storing data from web.

by choroba (Abbot)
on Jan 27, 2012 at 14:05 UTC ( #950373=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^9: fetching and storing data from web.
by chessgui (Scribe) on Jan 27, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
    Thanks. By reworking one of the examples I was able to put together a code which opens the Firefox browser, loads the CPAN search page, fills in the query field with 'WWW::Mechanize' and then submits the form:
    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; # the module we're looking for my $module_name = 'WWW::Mechanize'; # create a new browser use WWW::Mechanize::Firefox; my $browser = WWW::Mechanize::Firefox->new( launch => 'C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe',tab=>'cur +rent' ); # tell it to get the main page $browser->get("http://search.cpan.org/"); # submit the query form $browser->submit_form(with_fields=>{query=>$module_name});

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