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in thread Detect Broken links

Using HTML::SimpleLinkExtor, can i get the http status of the url hit ?


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Re^3: Detect Broken links
by CountZero (Bishop) on Oct 15, 2009 at 18:03 UTC
    HTML::SimpleLinkExtor only gives you a list of the links in the webpage. To check if you can connect with the resource pointed to by the link I used the head function from LWP::Simple. In scalar context it returns TRUE if successful.

    If you need more detailed information you have to use LWP::UserAgent:

    use strict; use warnings; use LWP::UserAgent; use HTML::SimpleLinkExtor; my $agent = LWP::UserAgent->new; my $extor = HTML::SimpleLinkExtor->new(''); $extor->parse_url(''); print "Checking $_: ", $agent->head($_)->code, "\n" for $extor->links
    This will give you the HTTP status code. If you replace ->code by ->message, you get a human readable message instead of the three digit code.


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