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65c8242 @petdance We need to parse XML.
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1 =head1 How do I...
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3 =head2 How do I get data from a database?
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5 DBI, and its DBD children, like DBD::SQLite
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7 =head2 How do I get data from a web page?
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9 LWP stands for "libwww-perl", and is the standard way of talking
10 to web pages.
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12 WWW::Mechanize is a superset of LWP that makes HTML processing
13 easier.
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15 =head2 How do I do date calculations?
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17 Use C<Date::Manip>, C<Date::Calc> or C<DateTime>. All have different
18 styles and different capabilities.
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20 =head2 How do I handle command-line arguments in my program?
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22 Use C<Getopt::Long>.
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24 =head2 How do I write CGI programs?
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26 Use C<CGI>.
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28 =head2 How do I parse HTML?
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30 Whatever you do, don't use regular expressions. Use C<HTML::Parser>
31 or one of the many classes that uses it. Look around on
32 L<http://search.cpan.org>.
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34 If you're parsing HTML so that you can extract links or images from
35 a web page, use C<WWW::Mechanize> which handles it for you.
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65c8242 @petdance We need to parse XML.
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37 =head2 How do I parse XML?
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