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"...But you didn't actually suggest it as an alternative :).."
Maybe you need re-read my Original Post, where I stated it clearly that Using your OP, I don't have Win32::IE::Mechanize, installed so I used WWW::Mechanize.
Infact, I started answering by saying "Why not use ..." Please, how more suggestive can I be?

"Mechanize doesn't support javascript,.."
That is an open secret

"..while iexplore does support javascript.." So, do WWW::Mechanize::Firefox. There always an alternate.
Moreover, the OP didn't say he MUST use Win32::IE::Mechanize. Did he/she? :)

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In reply to Re^5: How to handle UTF-8 content with Win32::IE::Mechanize by 2teez
in thread How to handle UTF-8 content with Win32::IE::Mechanize by Anonymous Monk

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    [hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.
    [Corion]: Aaah - you should be able to do this with overload, but I would hit somebody really hard if they constructed objects that are true but the empty string, and you not knowing about the domain knowledge where this makes sense
    [Eily]: you could tie a variable into not having the same value each time, if you like to make people who try to debug your code facepalm
    [Corion]: perl -wle 'package o; use overload q("") => sub {warn "str"; ""}, bool => sub{warn "bool"; 1}; package main; my $o={}; bless $o => o; print "Yay" if ($o && !length($o))'
    [Corion]: But people writing such code should document the objects they construct and why it makes sense for an object to be invisible as string while being true in a boolean context
    [hippo]: That's equal parts clever and horrendous.
    [Eily]: the overload version wouldn't return true with "$x" && !length $x though, I guess
    [hippo]: The more I look at this code, the more $x is a plain old scalar and the more this condition will never be true. I'm calling it a bug at this point.
    [hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)

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