[prog] Writting a program to automatically fetch webpages, and
fill in forms.
jarich at perltraining.com.au
Mon Mar 21 11:54:54 EST 2005
Sue Stones wrote:
> I want to write a program (an Expert System) that includes the
> functionality of going to web pages, using specialty search engines on
> their databases, fill in forms, receive the results. I want to do this
> without displaying anything mostly, but with further action of the
> expert system based on the results.
> I have so far failed to find any information on how to do this, although
> there are lots of "form fillers" available, so presumably its quite
> Do you have any ideas on how to do this, or know of any information on
> this (web links or books etc)? WHat do I need to consider?
It depends a little on what tools you know. Perl's LWP library and it's friends
will probably make this very easy. In particular look at the Mechaniser library.
All the best,
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