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Re^5: How to handle UTF-8 content with Win32::IE::Mechanize
in thread How to handle UTF-8 content with Win32::IE::Mechanize
Q: How do i sharpen this here knife?
NA: Why don't you use a wooden handle? I don't have your knife, so I just buy a new knife. Look, its sharp....
You start off with open pragma noise -- nothing in OPs program dealing with io layers needed fixing or improving
Then you mention how you used some other module the question is not about -- wonderful, but who asked about that? where does the OP says he is looking for alternatives?