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in reply to Re^3: getting LWP and HTML::TokeParser to run
in thread getting started with LWP and HTML::TokeParser

hello Marto hello Marshall,

many thanks for the hints. I am going to make some tests with Mechanize! I make use of Mechanize instead of LWP!!

by the way:... i can read on the CPAN:
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Features include:

* All HTTP methods
* High-level hyperlink and HTML form support, without having to parse HTML yourself
* SSL support
* Automatic cookies
* Custom HTTP headers


Mech supports performing a sequence of page fetches including following links and submitting forms. Each fetched page is parsed and its links and forms are extracted. A link or a form can be selected, form fields can be filled and the next page can be fetched. Mech also stores a history of the URLs you've visited, which can be queried and revisited. (end of citation)

Well - Does this mean that id do not have to do Parsing of a result-page with use HTML::TokeParser!? in other words: in the feature-list i can read: "High-level hyperlink and HTML form support, without having to parse HTML yourself" - unbelieveable!!!! Well i cannot believe this! Does this mean that i do not have to parse the fetched HTML-Pages?

Can i get the data-set of each of the 5000 Pages with Mechanize!?

Well i have to make some tests! And perhaps someone can set me straight here!!

BTW: You Marshall are right: this is a "very huge government website that performs very well." I do not think that i run into any troubles....

after the first trials i come back and report all my findings.

untill soon!!

perlbeginner!