Description - Perl and LWP by Sean M. Burke
This volume on Perl and LWP covers topics including: understanding LWP and its design; fetching and analyzing URLs; extracting information from HTML using regular expressions and tokens; working with the structure of HTML documents using trees; setting and inspecting HTTP headers and response codes; managing cookies; accessing information that requires authentication; extracting links; cooperating with proxy caches; and writing Web spiders (also known as robots) in a safe fashion. It also includes many step-by-step examples that show how to apply the various techniques. Programs to extract information from Websites such as BBC News, Altavista, ABEBooks.com, and the Weather Underground, are explained in detail. The guide shows how to make Web requests, submit forms, and even provide authentication information, and it demonstrates using regular expressions, tokens, and trees to parse HTML.
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Author Biography - Sean M. Burke
Sean Burke is an active member in the Perl community and one of CPAN's most prolific module authors. He has been a columnist for The Perl Journal since 1998, and is an authority on markup languages. Trained as a linguist, he also develops tools for software internationalization and Native language preservation.