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David Gerler
February 25, 2002 13:56
RE: need terminology help
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	Thanks for that implementation. That helps with that part. I am still not
clear on how to get the URL into the variable to begin with. When I login
manually, it sends me to a page that looks like this ( )

The part I want to pull out and reuse is after the (?) or 4A9BDA7AD78140 .
However, I don't get how to move the to a variable to parse.

In case you didn't notice, I am quite new to perl. I have modified a few
scripts and created only one before this one.

once again, I appreciate your help.

Dave Gerler

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Scott []
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 9:15 AM
To: David Gerler;
Subject: Re: need terminology help

At 11:18 PM 2/24/02 -0800, David Gerler wrote:
>I can't figure out the terminology for what I want to do. I have searched
>resources for what I think it is with no luck.
>Here's what I want.
>I want the script to login to a web site. The website will redirect to
>another site with a session id in the url. I need to parse the session id
>out of the url so I can use it in future communications. I have tried
>searching for "parse Url" and a manual search for terms that I think might
>apply. Any help or leads anyone can provide will be appreciated.

Well, you got the terminology right, so I'll press on to implementation.

Use the query_form method from the URI module to get the value you want:

use URI;
$u = URI->new("");
%query = $u->query_form;
print $query{bibble}'

prints "bubble"

Peter Scott
Pacific Systems Design Technologies

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