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Re: Auto-manual website operations

by robot_tourist (Hermit)
on Sep 26, 2006 at 10:07 UTC ( #574898=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Auto-manual website operations

QuickTestPro from Mercury will automate browser actions, but it costs several thousand dollars per seat and uses VB for scripting, which you proabably want to avoid. Mac OSX's automator may do what you want.

What exactly is it regarding perl's automation that you aren't comfortable with? I haven't used Mechanize, but I'm sure a well designed script would be reasonably robust.

Also, a quick google search for "ie automation" gives several automation software vendors, plus this: Samie, a perl module for IE automation.

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Re^2: Auto-manual website operations
by dave0 (Friar) on Sep 26, 2006 at 16:29 UTC
    What exactly is it regarding perl's automation that you aren't comfortable with? I haven't used Mechanize, but I'm sure a well designed script would be reasonably robust.
    I don't know about the original poster's issues, but javascript-heavy sites don't work well with WWW::Mechanize. Particularly annoying are webapps that use javascript to generate the HTML you see in the browser, because Mech won't let you submit form fields that it doesn't think exist.

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