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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.

In reply to Re^2: Auto-manual website operations by dave0
in thread Auto-manual website operations by sanPerl

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