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Id: 15773
Status: rejected
Priority: 0/
Queue: WWW-Mechanize

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Requestors: JHatt [...] lrltech.com
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Subject: Mechanize cannot find the form in the attached page ...
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:49:57 -0500
From: "Hatt, James" <JHatt [...] lrltech.com>
To: <bug-WWW-Mechanize [...] rt.cpan.org>
Download mech1
application/octet-stream 699b

Message body not shown because it is not plain text.

Download mywebpage.txt
text/plain 951b

Message body is not shown because sender requested not to inline it.

Download image001.jpg
image/jpeg 4.9k
image001.jpg
Download image002.gif
image/gif 1.2k
image002.gif
Download (untitled) / with headers
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Sports Fans! I am attempting to use a Perl program to log into the attached web page, but WWW::Mechanize cannot find the form contained therein. I've attached my Perl code so you can get a few laughs at the expense of this amateur. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, can you tell me what it is? ---jjh James Jeffery Hatt DRS Laurel Technologies 245 Airport Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 814 534-2048 jhatt@lrltech.com
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:02:38 -0500
From: Mark Stosberg <mark [...] summersault.com>
To: "Hatt, James via RT" <bug-WWW-Mechanize [...] rt.cpan.org>
Subject: Re: [cpan #15773] Mechanize cannot find the form in the attached page ...
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On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 09:50:09AM -0500, Hatt, James via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> > Re: [cpan #15773] Mechanize cannot find the form in the attached page ...
I'm not surprised. It's horribly invalid HTML. I would rather see the HTML patched to approach standards compliance than to have Mech patched to deal with the mess. I realize we can't fix all the HTML in the wild that we would want to use with Mech, but you could at least send a bug report to /them/, explaining why they might want to improve the HTML. Heck, you could even send them patch of some valid HTML. Here's some bait to use. http://www.webstandards.org/learn/faq/#p3 Let us know how it goes. Mark


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