[Chicago-talk] Testing if Page exists.

Hal Wigoda hal.wigoda at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 11:30:57 PDT 2015

How about the Command "curl"?

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:

> LWP::Simple & LWP::Useragent returned the page, but the pages are fairly
> dense with a lot of embedded javascript, embedded forms and ads the are
> being served up. All of which I don't need. It's just taking a lot of time
> and memory. I was just looking for something that would just give me a 404
> or 200 or stop reading at the some place like the end of the /head tag. I'm
> trying to test out thousands of URLs which is the real problem. (This may
> not be possible.)
> You can use the LWP::Simple head() function like David said, but head()
> vs. get() is all-or-nothing.  There’s no way to say “Give me the page up to
> the and of the <head> tag”.
> I’m curious as to how these pages are taking a lot of memory.  You’re not
> storing them, are you?  What memory problems are you running into?
> What’s the problem that you’re actually trying to solve?  Is it taking too
> long to do those 1000 URL checks?  How long is it taking, and how long
> would you like it to take?
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Hal Wigoda
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