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Re: Screen scraping

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:37 UTC ( #787500=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Screen scraping

Have you tried giving it an absolute URL? "I got an error" is not a strange state of affairs. If you read it, with the assumption that it is meant to be useful, and looking up terms you don't understand, then you will often find that the error message tells you everything you need to solve it.


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Corion idly wonders about creating a series of HTTP requests. There seems to be no framework to generate a series of HTTP requests, like "try all these requests"
[Corion]: This is vaguely inspired by that list of "nasty" strings, which I'd like to replace among HTTP parameters, just to see whether the application crashes, but also for easy downloading of a list of URLs etc
[Corion]: Maybe I'll just conoct something using Algorithm::Permute to create an (OO) generator for such requests, or a simple function.
[Corion]: For testing I imagine one would want to test a random sampling of such "bad"/"unexpected" requests, while for downloading, one would want to generate them all in order, but not necessarily as a huge list

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