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There are (IIRC) two ways to redirect ... one is to use a Redirection Header and the other is to use a <meta> tag:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="15; URL=redirect.html"/>
I set up two (three including the file redirected to) test files:
  1. redirect.html:
    <html> <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="1; URL=redirected.html"/> <head> <title>redirect</title> </head> <body> you won't see me </body> </html>
  2. cgi-bin/redirect.cgi:
    #!/usr/bin/perl -Tw use strict; use CGI qw(redirect); print redirect('http://localhost/redirected.html');
And then i fetched both pages with LWP::Simple. Here are the results:
[jeffa]$ perl -MLWP::Simple -le'getprint "http://localhost/cgi-bin/red +irect.cgi"' <html> <head> <title>redirected!</title> </head> <body> you've been redirected! </body> </html> [jeffa]$ perl -MLWP::Simple -le'getprint "http://localhost/redirect.ht +ml"' <html> <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="1; URL=redirected.html"/> <head> <title>redirect</title> </head> <body> you won't see me </body> </html>
So ... in semi-conclusion, looks like LWP::Simple will transparantly grab the redirected page IF the redirection was implemented with a redirection header, not a meta tag. Hope this helps.

jeffa

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In reply to (jeffa) Re: Lack of LWP::SIMPLE information by jeffa
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