Lowry has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks,

I'm seeking your wisdom. I'm looking for a way to open a file on the web without having to store it locally and use it similar to a filehandle.

E.g. something like (pseudo-code)
use WWW::Mechanize; my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new(); $mech->get($url); my $file_content = $mech->content() while(<$file_content>){ # do something }

As far as I know mechanize dies when the file isn't an html file. Additionally, I'm not sure if I can use the string returned in a filehandle way

Please enlighten me, someone.