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Re: WWW::Mechanize and 3rd party APIs (Google)

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Thank you for mentioning Mech::Firefox, I wasn't aware of it and,
for my skill-level at least, I'm finding it easier to extract the
information I want than with Mech alone.... I have just compared the
code I had with the new code, there is very little difference. I
don't think I'm using much that is Mech::Firefox specific, the main
difference is that I'm not trying to fill in every hidden field on
the form. I suppose that 'click-button' in Mech::FF is actually
running the JS in the page, where plain old Mech was not able.
Still, it's all good.

Thank you all for the help.


Justin C, by the sea.

Re: WWW::Mechanize and 3rd party APIs (Google)

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No problem! Glad I could help.
Not to stir the hornets nest up any more but I am curious
how one would view something like Mech::Firefox in terms of a
site's TOS. Would it be any different than a more typical bot script?
In this case, a "true" browser is being used. Any interactions are
plainly available to any human user. While these same interactions
could be done via any script the difference may seem
substantial to a less technical person. Appearances may be everything.
As far as I can tell this still probably breaks the spirit
of any rules though. In the end that is probably what matter most.

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