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Sean M. Burke
April 26, 2002 13:04
RE: Help with 403 Access Forbidden
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At 12:47 2002-04-26 -0700, Hill, Ronald wrote:
>Is there a way to take a look at the table of contents or perhaps a sample 

Oo, good question.  I think there'll be a sample chapter put up some time 
or other, but in the mean time, here's a descriptive ToC from the Preface:

Chapter 1, Preparing for LWP, covers in general terms what LWP does, the 
alternatives to using LWP, and when you shouldn't use LWP.

Chapter 2, HTTP and LWP::Simple, explains how the web works and the 
easy-to-use yet limited functions for accessing it.

Chapter 3, The LWP Classes for HTTP, covers the more powerful interface to 
the web.

Chapter 4, The LWP Classes for URLs, shows how to parse URLs with the URI 
class, and how to convert between relative and absolute URLs.

Chapter 5, Forms, describes how to submit GET and POST forms.

Chapter 6, HTML Processing with Regular Expressions, shows how to extract 
information from HTML using regular expressions.

Chapter 7, HTML Processing with Tokens, provides an alternative approach to 
extracting data from HTML using the HTML::TokeParser module.

Chapter 8, Tokenizing Walkthrough, is a case study of data extraction using 

Chapter 9, HTML Processing with Trees, shows how to extract data from HTML 
using the HTML::TreeBuilder module.

Chapter 10, Modifying HTML with Trees, covers the use of HTML::TreeBuilder 
to modify HTML files.

Chapter 11, Cookies, Authentication, and Advanced Requests, deals with the 
tougher parts of requests.

Chapter 12, Spiders, explores the technological issues involved in 
automating the download of more than one page from a site.

Appendix A,  LWP Modules, is a complete list of the LWP modules.

Appendix B, HTTP Status Codes, is a list of HTTP codes, what they mean, and 
whether LWP considers them error or succcess.

Appendix C, Common MIME Types, contains the most common MIME types and what 
they mean.

Appendix D, Common Language Tags, is a list of the most common language 
tags and what they mean (e.g., "zh-cn" means Mainland Chinese, while "sv" 
is Swedish).

Appendix E, Common Content Encodings, is a list of the most common 
character encodings ("character sets") and the tags that identify them.

Appendix F, ASCII Table, is a table to help you make sense of the most 
common Unicode characters.  It shows the character, its numeric code (in 
decimal, octal, and hex), and any HTML escapes there may be for it.

Appendix G, User's View of Object-Oriented Modules, is an introduction to 
the use of Perl's object-oriented programming features.

Sean M. Burke

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