LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

This chapter provides tutorial examples and notes about using LWP::UserAgent Perl class. Topics include introduction of LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Request, HTTP:Response, and HTTP::Cookies classes; using get(), post() and request() methods to send HTTP requests with GET or POST; following HTTP redirects; retrieving, saving and attaching cookies.

What Is LWP::UserAgent?

What Is HTTP::Response?

What Is HTTP::Request?

LWP-UserAgent-GET.pl - Sending a GET Request

LWP-UserAgent-GET-Redirect.pl - Following HTTP Redirects

http-equiv="Refresh" Meta Tag not Followed

LWP-UserAgent-POST.pl - Posting Form Data

post() Method not Following Redirect Location

LWP-UserAgent-POST-Redirect.pl - Posting with Redirects

What Is HTTP::Cookies?

LWP-UserAgent-Request.pl - GET, POST and Cookies

LWP-UserAgent-Request.pl - Login to facebook.com

HTTP::Cookies save() not Saving Temporary Cookies

LWP-UserAgent-Request-Cookies.pl - Sending Request with Cookies


Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing


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