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Re^2: Test::WWW::Mechanize page_links_ok fails on wikipedia entry external links

by mandog (Curate)
on Feb 05, 2009 at 21:38 UTC ( #741704=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Test::WWW::Mechanize page_links_ok fails on wikipedia entry external links
in thread Test::WWW::Mechanize page_links_ok fails on wikipedia entry external links

Yep, robots.txt / user-agent exclusion is the problem

$mech->agent_alias( 'Windows IE 6' ); works with wikipedia but for some reason not gnu.org  $mech->agent_alias('Linux Mozilla'); works for both.

I guess if wikipedia doesn't want mech scraping, I won't do it.

Thanks for your help planetscape,

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