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Re^4: Using WWW::Scripter with NTLM authentication
in thread Using WWW::Scripter with NTLM authentication
Hrm, I hadn't realized that WWW::Mechanize::FAQ says that
Mech keeps a history of every page, and the state it was in. It actually keeps a clone of the full Mech object at every step along the way.
So, there's a clone for each step. I'm kind of in over my head here but I don't see anything wrong with your workaround, as long as you're not sending requests from a bunch of different threads or something silly like that.