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Dealing with binary data and WWW::Mechanize and encoding stuffby friedo (Prior)
|on Dec 07, 2008 at 08:38 UTC
friedo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've run into some confusion with an encoding issue. I'm fetching some files with Mechanize (PDF's in particular) and passing them in-memory to another function, in this case Compress::Zlib::memGzip.
I'm getting the dreaded "wide character in memGzip" warning when I do this, which, if my understanding is correct, tells me a few things:
Mech does have a save_content method which promises to save the content in binary mode if it's not a text/* MIME type (and I've checked that the MIME type is correct.) However, I'd hate to have to dump the content to a temp file just to read it in again.