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1 = Mechanize
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3 * http://mechanize.rubyforge.org
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4 * http://github.com/tenderlove/mechanize/tree/master
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6 == DESCRIPTION
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8 The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites.
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9 Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects,
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10 can follow links, and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and
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11 submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have visited as
12 a history.
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14 == Dependencies
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16 * ruby 1.8.7
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17 * nokogiri[http://nokogiri.rubyforge.org]
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19 == SUPPORT:
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21 The mechanize mailing list is available here:
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23 * http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/mechanize-users
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25 The bug tracker is available here:
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27 * http://github.com/tenderlove/mechanize/issues
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29 == Examples
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31 If you are just starting, check out the GUIDE.
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32 Also, check out the EXAMPLES file.
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34 == Authors
35
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36 Copyright (c) 2005 by Michael Neumann (mneumann@ntecs.de)
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38 Copyright (c) 2006-2011:
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40 * {Aaron Patterson}[http://tenderlovemaking.com] (aaronp@rubyforge.org)
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41 * {Mike Dalessio}[http://mike.daless.io] (mike@csa.net)
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43 Copyright (c) 2011:
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45 * {Eric Hodel}[http://blog.segment7.net] (drbrain@segment7.net)
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47 This library comes with a shameless plug for employing me
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48 (Aaron[http://tenderlovemaking.com/]) programming Ruby, my favorite language!
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50 == Acknowledgments
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52 This library was heavily influenced by its namesake in the perl world. A big
53 thanks goes to Andy Lester (andy@petdance.com), the author of the original
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54 perl Mechanize which is available here[http://search.cpan.org/~petdance/WWW-Mechanize/]. Ruby Mechanize would not be around without you!
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56 Thank you to Michael Neumann for starting the Ruby version. Thanks to everyone
57 who's helped out in various ways. Finally, thank you to the people using this
58 library!
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60 == License
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62 This library is distributed under the MIT license. Please see the LICENSE file.
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