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Re^4: WWW::Mechanize / javascript pointer

by frieduck (Hermit)
on Nov 12, 2009 at 20:24 UTC ( #806800=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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How would you handle file downloads with W:M:F? I was looking in the docs the other day, as I'm trying to figure out how to do something similar to what the OP has described, but it requires processing a file download.

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Re^5: WWW::Mechanize / javascript pointer
by Corion (Pope) on Nov 12, 2009 at 20:42 UTC

    I haven't looked at processing downloads yet. If the content ends up in the browser, you can likely get at it with the ->content method, but I haven't implemented anything like downloads yet. Likely you can easily instruct FireFox to follow a link to an URI and not to prompt you where to save it.

    Patches to add that functionality are welcome.

    Update: Mozilla Development Center even has the Javascript implemented. This doesn't allow for piping the download through Perl as it arrives, but it's a start.

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