[tpm] Yet Another WWW::Mechanize Question (YAWMQ)

Zoffix Znet zoffix at zoffix.com
Thu Sep 11 16:05:26 PDT 2008

I just did a test script and it works perfectly fine.
Have you trying setting an empty string as a value? Perhaps it's JS that
sets it to a space on your webpage (just a guess)

My page with the form:

	#!/usr/bin/env perl

	use strict;
	use warnings;
	use CGI qw/Vars/;

	my %q = Vars;

	print "Content-type: text/html\n\n",
	    $q{selrow0} ? "Ticked\n" : "Not ticked\n";

	print <<'END';
	<form action="" method="GET">
	    <input type="checkbox" name="selrow0" value=" "
	    <input type="submit">

The mech script:

	#!/usr/bin/env perl

	use strict;
	use warnings;
	use WWW::Mechanize;

	my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new;
	$mech->tick('selrow0', ' ');
	print $mech->content;

Prints: Ticked


On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 18:10 -0400, Madison Kelly wrote:
> Guys, I'm sorry. :P
> I've got a stoopid checkbox I need to tick, and for the life of me I 
> can't get WWW::Mechanize to 'tick' it. I tick other checkboxes just 
> fine, but this one is odd in that the value is a whitespace.
> So given this:
> <input type="checkbox" name="selrow0" value=" " onclick="clicksel(this)">
> What would I need to do to check this? I suspect it's the white space 
> tripping me up, but I can't change this form.
> This fails, but is "right" so far as the docs seem to say:
> $agent->tick("selrow0", " ");
> Thanks, as always!
> Madi
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