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in reply to Re: Re: Getting more out of LWP::Simple
in thread Getting more out of LWP::Simple

This looks exactly like what i need, but being a bit of a perl novice I'm still not able to use this advice as I'd like.

I am trying to write a web page that will allow the surfer to enter a url, fetch the page content, then process the content (partially translate it into German**.), and produce a new copy of the now modified page. This would be fine if all the pages the surfer wanted were behind the university firewall were my proto-script lives. Of course, I want them to be able to access the entire web. If anyone could explain why the LWP::UserAgent method below doesn't solve my problem I'd be very grateful.

**It's for intermediate learners of english

Toby

###################################### #!/usr/local/bin/perl use URI; use LWP::Simple; print "Content-type:text/html\n\n"; $ua->proxy('http', 'http://$myproxy:$myport'); my $content = get("http://news.bbc.co.uk"); #Store the output of the web page (html and all) in content if (defined $content) { #$content will contain the html associated with the url mentioned +above. print $content; } else { #If an error occurs then $content will not be defined. print "Error: Get stuffed"; } ############################################

Edit: Added <code> tags. larsen