SPUG: downloading from web pages

Eric chesseditor at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 24 20:56:09 PST 2008

I've always been partial to WWW-Mechanize:


What's I'd love to see someone publish is a table listing the various modules for doing HTTP with the strengths and weaknesses of each. 

Eric Harman
QA Engineer

--- On Mon, 11/24/08, Christopher Howard <choward at indicium.us> wrote:

> From: Christopher Howard <choward at indicium.us>
> Subject: SPUG: downloading from web pages
> To: "Seattle Perl Users Group" <spug-list at mail.pm.org>
> Date: Monday, November 24, 2008, 5:29 PM
> Hi.  Boss gave me a very simple task, but it's not
> something I've had to do before.
> Basically there is this scripted page on the Internet,
> where the visitor enters some date-time conditions, and the
> page spits back out a list of links to scientific datafiles
> that have been automatically generated on the server.  All
> the data-time information is passed to the script as simple
> GET data.
> So I need to make a simple script that accesses the page
> (using the correct GET data) and downloads all files listed
> on the page which match a certain pattern.  Kindergarten
> stuff for you guys I'm sure.  Could someone point me in
> the direction of a helpful module for the
> accessing/downloading part?
> --
> Christopher Howard
> choward at indicium.us
> http://www.indicium.us
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