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Re^2: Simple link extraction tool

by Scott7477 (Chaplain)
on Jan 02, 2007 at 23:38 UTC ( #592666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Simple link extraction tool
in thread Simple link extraction tool

Thanks for taking the time to educate me and produce working code per your suggestions. Prior to posting my code, what I found with Super Search was that any queries regarding the existence of code like this simply got referred to CPAN modules; which was mildly suprising as many SOPW's get responses with code snippets that solve their problem.

I later found brian d. foy's Re: Creating a web crawler (theory) which points to his webreaper which is apparently designed to download entire websites.

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Re^3: Simple link extraction tool
by jdporter (Canon) on Jan 03, 2007 at 05:13 UTC

    One of the things you want to do when previewing a post is check that all your links go where you meant them to go. If you had done this, you would have found that your "webreaper" link doesn't work. You could have even simply copied the link from the source node: webreaper.

    Instead, you (apparently) wrote [cpan://dist/webreaper/]. ++ for a good guess, but it's wrong. The PerlMonks way to link efficiently to a distribution on CPAN is with [dist://webreaper] (⇒ webreaper). This is documented at What shortcuts can I use for linking to other information?

    Moral: Verify your links when you post.

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