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•Re: LWP::Simple and redirects

by merlyn (Sage)
on Feb 25, 2002 at 23:58 UTC ( [id://147435]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to LWP::Simple and redirects

It normally works fine for me for sites that redirect, unless you've done something unusual. Can you give us the URL so we can trace down what's actually happening?

(And on second reading...) What would you possibly be looking at the content of what's coming back to locate a redirect? A redirect is in the headers, not the content, and LWP::Simple doesn't give you access to the headers.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: •Re: LWP::Simple and redirects
by BlueLines (Hermit) on Feb 26, 2002 at 01:06 UTC
    Actually, you can get some headers from LWP::Simple:
    head($url) Get document headers. Returns the following 5 values if succ +essful: ($content_type, $document_length, $modi­fied_time, $expires, +$server) Returns an empty list if it fails. In scalar context return +s TRUE if successful.
    although you cant get any headers with the get method. merlyn is right though; you should use LWP::UserAgent instead.

    BlueLines

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