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Mechanize docs

by petdance (Parson)
on Oct 04, 2003 at 01:59 UTC ( #296452=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On being a browser

What can I do to improve the Mechanize docs? I'm open to suggestions. I'm thinking of putting together a tutorial. There are also three hacks/examples in Web Spidering Hacks.


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Re: Mechanize docs
by rkg (Hermit) on Oct 04, 2003 at 11:30 UTC
    To make the module more friendly to beginners, the documentation might offer examples of potentially tricky situations (for beginners)...
    • examples of how to use checkboxes & radio buttons
    • examples of how to use use pull down single-select menus
    • examples of how to use multiple-select menus
    • examples of https and https-with-post
    • examples of using WWW::Mechanize::Shell to speed things up
    • examples of wise WWW::Mechanize use (check return codes on every page, check page returned is the page expected, etc)
    • tips for WWW::Mechanize debugging
    As I said in OP, I am a big fan of W::M and W::M::S. They are great modules. However, better docs could allow more folks to benefit from their power and convenience.


      Yeah, that would be great (https information). IN fact, if such a thing exists, could someone drop me an email at

        If you want a response, read here.

        The libwww-perl distribution comes with a file 'README.SSL'. Reading it tells you everything you need to know.

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