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nested loop within Mechanize

by Perlbeginner1 (Scribe)
on Oct 03, 2012 at 17:59 UTC ( #997112=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Perlbeginner1 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

hello monks :)

it's waaay too long i haven't been coding (at all), and especially coding in perl, so please forgive me for this dumb dumb dumb question.

I haven't found it answered, so either I can't even properly search or it's so dumb nobody ever dared to ask. my need : I've got two arrays, say

Well i am currently working on a small solution: I have tried various tutorials (examples of Mecha - that i have found on the net) not oll of them work - some of them are broken!

Now i try to get some real-world-task! This is much more interesting for me as a Perl-beginner
i start with a Mechanize-job, which sure can be done with LWP too. But at the beginning i want to keep it pretty simple. Well i need Mecha - particularly for doing the form based search and selecting the individual entries.

goal: i have approximatley 100 pages to parse
they are organized like that:

http://www.address/307.html http://www.address/308.html http://www.address/309.html


Hmm - i guess that the algorithm would be basically only one nested loop: hmm - one outer loop runs the form based search, and yes: one inner loop processes the search results.

well i did it like this one here:

use WWW::Mechanize; my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new(); my $url = "here the urls go in "; $mech->cookie_jar->set_cookie(0,"start",1,"/",".test.com"); $mech->get($url);


It's really really !!! just one loop, isn't it?

foreach my $url (@urls) { my $response = $ua->post($url, \%data); my $result = parse_response($response); }


well the thing is pretty simple - i need to do two things with Mechanize
- particularly for doing the form based search and
- selecting the individual entries and parse them


well what do you say?!

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Re: nested loop within Mechanize
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
      Hi there -
      well the question is - should i output the results to the screen or can i create a csv result

        Doesn't the form of your output (screen|csv|other) depend upon the purpose of your parsing the approximately 100 pages?

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