I am looking for am application that will simulate a browser and
allow me to program responses to filling in forms from the internet
application the browser is accessing.
I have read about this type of thing before and even seen it
mentioned on this list but at the time I had no interest in it. I
don't even know what this type of function is called so I can not do
a successful web search or ports search. I tried the words scraping,
session capture, and browser session simulation all with no luck.
Does anyone know what this is called or the port name if there is
If you like Perl at all, take a look at WWW::Mechanize and its
companion modules, e.g.:
There are probably (many) other Perl modules that would be of
tremendous usefulness, but WWW-Mechanize is specifically designed
for what you are asking.
Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
South Central Library System (SCLS)
Library Interchange Network (LINK)
<gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348
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