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Re: Unable to check checkbox via LWP::UserAgent

by Gangabass (Priest)
on Aug 15, 2012 at 00:42 UTC ( #987481=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Unable to check checkbox via LWP::UserAgent

May be there is some Javascript code executed on submit? Does this checkbox work in the browser with Javascript disabled?

Anyway I highly recommend you to try WWW::Mechanize for web automation.


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Re^2: Unable to check checkbox via LWP::UserAgent
by tel2 (Scribe) on Aug 15, 2012 at 01:17 UTC
    Thanks Gangabass,

    I've now confirmed that checking the boxes and submitting with JavaScript disabled in my browser (Firefox) saves my checkbox selections without a problem, so it seems that wasn't the issue.  I doubt JavaScript is used at all in Mailman's webpages, as it seems to work like straight HTML.

    Why do you recommend WWW::Mechanize?

    Thanks.

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