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could somebody explain what mech success checks for



May 30, 2012, 9:51 AM

Post #1 of 2 (1049 views)
could somebody explain what mech success checks for Can't Post

i have a script that has a lot of "unless mech success"
what does it actually check for.
i mean i expect it to not be a success if the page does not load.
but what if its a login page and the password was wrong.
what defines a success


May 30, 2012, 1:19 PM

Post #2 of 2 (1046 views)
Re: [gerble1000] could somebody explain what mech success checks for [In reply to] Can't Post


You would need to supply code for us to understand "unless mech success". I assume you refer to WWW::Mecahnize's success method. WWW::Mechanize is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent. The WWW::Mechanize success method is an accessor to the LWP::UserAgent is_success method. The is_success method returns a true value when a response has a successful HTTP status code i.e. 200. Its useful to combine web browsing with HTML parsing techniques. For example if you attempt to login, you could check what the resultant HTML looks like to decide whether you have successfully logged in or not.



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