I've just googled the english part of the error message and it turned out that this is a typical problem for lamers: it is not enough to install the mozrepl extension but you have to explicitly run it or set the option 'Activate on startup' :). Now I'm able to open a web page. But it is still not clear how to use this module to submit a form or login to some site. Is there any tutorial on this that you recommend?
Thanks. By reworking one of the examples I was able to put together a code which opens the Firefox browser, loads the CPAN search page, fills in the query field with 'WWW::Mechanize' and then submits the form:
# the module we're looking for
my $module_name = 'WWW::Mechanize';
# create a new browser
my $browser = WWW::Mechanize::Firefox->new(
launch => 'C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe',tab=>'cur
# tell it to get the main page
# submit the query form
It took me two hours to build the module on Win32. I got so frustrated that I've just put the name of the module to the search engine in the hope to get something working. If I do a proper search the first hit is the examples page you mentioned so no problem there.
By the way grats for your module: it is really business like. Automatically looking up the form suitable for the given fields is really handy. I know what I mean: I parse forms manually from web pages and when the structure of the page changes ( form 5 suddenly becomes form 4 ) the whole application fails.