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Re^2: I need to automate/scrape data from IE
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Can I do what I need to do just by using OLE?
Depends on how adaptive you are, see Re: I need to automate/scrape data from IE ( esp tutorials this collection of win32 tutorials/examples, On being a browser).
I guess, IEAutomation and Win32::Waitr use AutoIt because it saves you lots of work mixing Win32::OLE and Win32::GuiTest and whatnot, and AutoIt has a big community, so when you're stuck, you can ask win32 users who are automating win32, instead of figuring things out yourself