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WWW::Mechanize::Firefox Script Hangs after an Xpath click

by Matt™ (Acolyte)
on Nov 21, 2012 at 05:31 UTC ( #1004838=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Matt™ has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks, I am facing an issue with www::mechanize::firefox Click. I am clicking a button but it is hanging there. and it is not processing any next codes. Can you pls check the below codes pls,

use strict; use WWW::Mechanize::Firefox; my url= "**************************************"; my $mech = WWW::Mechanize::Firefox->new(timeout => 2 ); $mech->allow( javascript =>1); $mech->get($url); sleep(3); $mech->click({ xpath => '//span[@class="paginate_button"]' }, { xpath +=> '//*[contains(text(),"2")]' }); #print "First click ok" ; sleep(3); $mech->click({ xpath => '//span[@class="paginate_button"]' }, { xpath +=> '//*[contains(text(),"3")]' }); sleep(3);

Here it is hanging at the first click and not doing any next process. Here it stuck on $mech->click({ xpath => '//span[@class="paginate_button"]' }, { xpath =>  '//*[contains(text(),"2")]' }); and not coming out of that. I tried giving timeout also, but it is not taking. Is there any other way for this? The Url I tried on is  http://psacareers.gtisolutions.co.uk/VacancyPosting/Search?SearchText=&VacancyPostingFramework=&VacancyBusinessArea=&VacancyRegion=&submit=Search.

Thanks In advance Monks.

I just want the script to come out of that first click and do the rest process. Is there any other way to give timeout? I mean in www::Mechanize we can give like $mech->timeout(2); (but in www::mech::firefox I think we cant!)Thanks Monks.

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by NodeReaper (Curate) on Nov 21, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
Re: WWW::Mechanize::Firefox Script Hangs after an Xpath click
by choroba (Abbot) on Nov 21, 2012 at 17:24 UTC
    When I try your script, but add log => ['debug'] to the constructor, the script prints the following over and over:
    [DEBUG] .------------+------------------------------------------. | type | content | +------------+------------------------------------------+ | command | repl.ejs("repl.getAttr(578,\"busy\")\n"- | | | ,""); | | | --end-remote-input | | result | "{"status":"ok","result":{"result":0,"t- | | | ype":null}}" | '------------+------------------------------------------'
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Re: WWW::Mechanize::Firefox Script Hangs after an Xpath click
by Corion (Pope) on Nov 22, 2012 at 00:37 UTC
    Have you read and investigated the reasons for such behaviour in WWW::Mechanize::Firefox::Troubleshooting? That page has a section named "Clicking on a link makes a script waiit forever". Maybe the solution there helps you.
      Thanks Corion.

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