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Thursday April 03, 2003
12:47 PM

WWW::Mechanize to the resc... oops

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Inspired by a Silicon Valley Monger's talk, I installed WWW::Mechanize and whipped up a script to log in to the Mountain View Public Library to check due dates on books. Only to find... yes, that's right, an overdue book. Oops.

The scraping task wasn't as clean as it could have been, since some l337 web designer decided to use Javascript onClick handlers for links. Grrr...

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