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Accessing https Pages


Jun 21, 2000, 6:46 AM

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Accessing https Pages

PerlGurus -

Is there a way to access a web page using HTTPS protocol in Perl? I'm familiar with using the HTTP::Request libraries but they don't seem to support HTTPS.



Jun 21, 2000, 3:46 PM

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Re: Accessing https Pages

From the LWP manpage.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial,Helvetica,sans serif">quote:</font><HR>The main features of the library are:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>[..]<LI>Provides an object oriented model of HTTP-style communication. Within this framework we currently support access to http, https, gopher, ftp, news, file, and mailto resources.</UL><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps you don't have the OpenSSL libraries and the Net::SSL module installed? Neither come package with LWP, but https support is unavailable without them.