Will LWP retrieve graphics?

Posted on 2000-04-16
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I have a script to retrieve text from a web page. Can I get graphics also?


Question by:garfld
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ozo earned 50 total points
ID: 2721452
use LWP::Simple;
print status_message(getstore('','eelogoleft.gif'));

Author Comment

ID: 2721548
Sorry, i wasn't able to generalize from your answer. I'll increase points to 100. Here are my scripts, which gets data from the top story on CNN. First a quick html form script, then the perl:

<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<body background=bkgrnd_tile.gif bgcolor=white leftmargin="50" topmargin="50" marginwidth="50" marginheight="50">
<div align="center"><h1>get gif!</h1></div>
<div align="center">
<form method="POST" action="http://localhost/cgi-bin/">
<input type="submit" value="  get gif  ">

use LWP::Simple;
use Text::Wrap;

#print status_message(getstory('','eelogoleft.gif'));

#$news = get ('', '');

$news = get ("");
$news =~ s/^.*<H3><A href=//s ;  
$news =~ s/FULL STORY.*$//s;
$news =~ s/<[^>]+>//g;
$news =~ s/^.*>//s;

print wrap('', '', $news );

LVL 84

Expert Comment

ID: 2722178
If that's supposed to be a CGI program, you probably want to print CGI headers.

Author Comment

ID: 2723986
Here's the points, Ozo. I found the gif on my directory while I was looking for something else. So I "got" the gif but I didn't see it on a web page.

I'll give you 100 points for fixing my script, the one shown above, so that the web page comes back with text and graphics.

I tried adding a cgi object but must not have done it right.



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