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  • Title Perl and LWP - Fetching web pages, Parsing HTML, Writing Spiders, & More
  • Author(s) Sean M. Burke
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (June 27, 2002); eBook (2007)
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • eBook Online, HTML
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 0596001789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596001780
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Book Description

Perl soared to popularity as a language for creating and managing web content, but with LWP (Library for WWW in Perl), Perl is equally adept at consuming information on the Web. LWP is a suite of modules for fetching and processing web pages.

This book sets out to unwrap the Library for the Web in Perl (LWP), which is a collection of modules that make it easier to access and pick apart Web pages (and FTP-accessible files, and outgoing e-mail messages) from within your Perl programs.

The book succeeds wonderfully, not only in conveying the technical aspects of LWP programming, but in making clear the fun of doing work that's very well suited to Perl.

The author assumes that his readers know something about Perl, albeit not much, and a similar amount about HTML. He does a great job of explaining how LWP functions fit into Perl programs, and how you can use them to make reference to Internet resources far more easily than before.

About the Authors
  • 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.
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