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The libwww-perl collection is a set of Perl modules which provides a simple and consistent application programming interface to the World-Wide Web. The main focus of the library is to provide classes and functions that allow you to write WWW clients. The library also contain modules that are of more general use and even classes that help you imp…
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README

README file for libwww-perl version 5b10
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Libwww-perl is a collection of Perl modules which provides a simple
and consistent programming interface (API) to the World-Wide Web.  The
main focus of the library is to provide functions that allow you to
write WWW clients, thus libwww-perl said to be a WWW client
library. The library also contain modules that are of more general
use.

There are actually two versions of libwww-perl: one for Perl4, and one
for Perl5. Both have a similar architecture, loosely based on the CERN
Library of Common Code.

The Perl4 version is maintained by Roy Fielding, and was the basis for
tools such as MOMSpider. This version and much more information about
its libraries can be found at:

     http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/libwww-perl/
      ftp://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/libwww-perl/


The Perl5 version (this package) is a complete rewrite for Perl5: the
code is organized in Modules, provides an Object Oriented API, is
updated for the latest HTTP and URL specification, and offers some
extended functionality.


AVAILABILITY

The Perl5 version of libwww-perl is currently in beta, and the latest
version should always be available from:

     http://www.sn.no/libwww-perl/

The library is also available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive
Network (CPAN). Visit <URL:http://www.perl.com/> to find a CPAN site
near you.


INSTALLATION

In order to use this package you will need Perl version 5.002 or
better.

As usual, you install the library by running these commands:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make
   make test
   make install

You can edit the configuration section of Makefile.PL to select which
programs to install in addition to the library itself.  If you don't
want to install any programs then make the initial Makefile with:

   perl Makefile.PL -n

Network tests are not enabled automatically when you unpack this
package.  Consult the t/README file for instructions on how to enable
these tests.


DOCUMENTATION

See lib/LWP.pm for details of the library. See ChangeLog for recent
changes.  POD style documentation is included in all modules and scripts.
You should be able to use the 'perldoc' utility to extract documentation
from these files.


MAILING LIST

The best place to report bugs and discuss this package is on the
<libwww-perl@ics.uci.edu> mailing list.  You can join the mailing list
by sending a message to <libwww-perl-request@ics.uci.edu> with
"Subscribe" as subject.             ^^^^^^^^


COPYRIGHT

  © 1995 Martijn Koster. All rights reserved.
  © 1995, 1996 Gisle Aas. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Enjoy!
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