|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
|on Jan 18, 2007 at 18:53 UTC ( #595311=note: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
Okay, I bullied a coworker into letting me use their windows box, and tried out Win32::IE::Mechanize. Unfortunately, I don't think this is going to work either. But I learned some things.
Reason it won't work: "The internet Explorer automation object does not provide an interface to popup windows generated by security settings or Jscript contained on the page" (from the docu).
I was next going to try out Mozilla::Mechanize, but I read in the docu for that that it was based on IE::Mechanize, and the docu doesn't even mention popups, so I'm going to save it for last. Finally there is Selenium. Selenium has a function called
That seems promising. As I said above, I had troubles getting selenium to work with perl on linux. Maybe I'll have better luck on windows. I'll report my findings when they are in.
Finally, FWIW, here's my experimentations with mechanize, and my failed attempts to work around the popup window.
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