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Re: LWP or Mechanize?

by b10m (Vicar)
on Dec 02, 2008 at 10:05 UTC ( #727352=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to LWP or Mechanize?

As others have said, it really depends on what you're trying to do. If you'd like to download but a file, I'd go for LWP::Simple. If you were going to get into scraping, I'd highly recommend Web::Scraper, but if you want to navigate a site, click a few links and submit a form or two, yes, go for WWW::Mechanize.


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[LanX]: as long as he has votes left, the nodelet remains
[LanX]: There is a very simple solution ...
[marinersk]: Correct, so one workaround is to leave one vote.
[marinersk]: But I was looking for a more elegant solution. It appears noone online at this time is aware of one.
[LanX]: go to Nodelet Settings and click "All nodelets off"
[marinersk]: LanX++ LOL Yes, that is another workaround. :-)
[LanX]: strangely you can't disable the XP nodelet
[LanX]: But you can use CSS to hide it
[LanX]: and disoplay the data permanently in your peronal nodelet

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