Perl traversing through webpages that use CGI instead of Links..

Alan Stewart astewart at
Wed Apr 26 14:53:13 CDT 2000

On 25 Apr 00, at 15:25, Joe Raymundo wrote:

>Is there a way to grab and traverse through webpage's
>text from a webpage that uses a combobox instead of
>regular hyperlinks?  This one webpage created a menu
>system that dynamically creates temporary html files
>so I cant link directly to teh file.

If you mean, you know the URL for the page that contains the combobox and 
that is a html form (with a submit somewhere?), you can POST with LWP 
which is what the submit does. The returned page(s) will be the dynamic 
ones. If the combobox choices are always the same, then the POST is 
probably always the same, even if the response is dynamic. If you don't 
know what the choices are in advance, you will have to pull them out of the 
starting page html.

Are you using LWP? If so, I might have some example code.

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