UserAgent Debugging Made Easy

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Related articles: Introducing LWP::ConsoleLogger::Everywhere Earlier today I saw a recent blog post from Gabor Szabo. In it, he shows a very concise way to handle Basic Authentication using LWP::UserAgent. Now, what if you had a problem running the script? How might you go about debugging it? You could add a bunch of print statements. Maybe dump the request and the response objects. That’s entirely valid, but I want to show you a slightly simpler way of going about it, using LWP::ConsoleLogger::Easy. Read More...

Introducing HTTP::CookieMonster

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If you've ever had the pleasure of poking around in your WWW::Mechanize or LWP::UserAgent cookie_jar, you'll know it's not an entirely painless process. It's certainly not impossible, but it feels a bit like jumping through hoops. The cookie_jar functionality in LWP::UserAgent and the modules which inherit from it is provided by HTTP::Cookies. Before I go any further, I'd like to thanks Gisle Aas for HTTP::Cookies, which is a very important bit of code. Read More...