|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
App::scrape is more limited - it just uses CSS selectors to build up a Perl data structure from an HTML page.
It uses css and xpath, but yes, it is slightly simpler
Can App::scrape handle YAML seamlessly?
No, but I'm sure it could , in about five lines :) Tree::XPathEngine, its on CPAN :)
Or for that matter JSON, RDF, arbitrary XML, etc?
It does support RDF.
And how about POST requests?
Sure, its right there in the SYNOPSIS use LWP::Simple qw(get); , you an just as easily write use LWP::Simple qw( $ua ); and use $ua->POST(...)
I recognize that it does a lot more, and a large number of the prereqs are your modules -- that is a lot of work -- but why?
Web::Magic won't help me "fake" a proper ua_string like WWW::Mechanize , and it has all those exceptions, but no cookie jar?
Magic? Dwimmery? Awesomness? -- yes, I like kung-fu panda too :)
Sell me a horse?
I'm sure you have philosophy, reasons for doing things your way, a big and little picture.... I'd love to know what it is :) I just don't have a grasp of the thing.
Maybe its because i'm not a "24" fan ? What can I say, Kiefer Sutherland grates me worse than David Caruso :)
Can you enlighten me?