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NAME
    LWP::UserAgent::Snapshot - modifies the behaviour of "LWP::UserAgent" to
    record and playback data.

SYNOPSIS
      use WWW::Mechanize;
      use LWP::UserAgent::Snapshot;

      @WWW::Mechanize::ISA = ('LWP::UserAgent::Snapshot');

      my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new;

      $mech->record_to("data_dir"); # turn on recording to data_dir/

      # naviate some web pages

      WWW::Mechanize->record_to(undef); # turn off recording
      WWW::Mechanize->mock_from("data_dir"); # turn on playback

      # Navigating the same urls should now work as before, but without
      # any network access. This is useful for testing.

DESCRIPTION
    If this subclass of "LWP::UserAgent" is inserted into the @ISA
    inheritance list of "WWW::Mechanize", it allows it to record request and
    response data to a set of files, then play back responses from that
    data.

    For suggestions on the use of this class in testing, see
    LWP::UserAgent::Snapshot::UsageGuide.

CLASS METHODS
  "$class->record_to($dir)"
    If $dir is supplied, turns on recording to that directory. Otherwise,
    turns off recording.

  "$class->mock_from($dir)"
    If $dir is supplied, turns on playback from that directory. Otherwise,
    turns off playback.

PUBLIC INSTANCE METHODS
  "$response = $obj->simple_request($request)"
    Overrides "LWP::UserAgent->simple_request" and implements the
    recording/playback mechanism, when enabled.

CAVEATS
    Because we associate each URL visited with its content as downloaded on
    the first visit, this means we assume the website does not change - in
    particular, that a given URL's content does not depend on when it's
    visited, by what route, or other stateful information.

SEE ALSO
    WWW::Mechanize and LWP::UserAgent for general information.

    Similar tools include the unix "wget" command.

AUTHOR
    Nick Woolley "<cpan.wu-lee@noodlefactory.co.uk>"

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (c) 2008, Nick Woolley "<cpan.wu-lee@noodlefactory.co.uk>".
    All rights reserved.

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

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
    BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
    FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
    OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
    PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
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    ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH
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    NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

    IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
    WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
    REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE
    TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
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