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 WWW::Search::Excite::News - class for searching ExciteNews


NAME

WWW::Search::Excite::News - class for searching ExciteNews


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSIS

require WWW::Search; $search = new WWW::Search('Excite::News');


DESCRIPTION

Class for searching Excite News http://www.excite.com. Excite has one of the best news bot on the web.

Following results returned for printing are:

$result->{'description'} will return description if any $result->{'source'} articles news source $result->{'date'} articles date

This class exports no public interface; all interaction should be done through WWW::Search objects.


SEE ALSO

To make new back-ends, see the WWW::Search manpage.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

native_setup_search is called before we do anything. It initializes our private variables (which all begin with underscores) and sets up a URL to the first results page in {_next_url}.


C<native_retrieve_some> is called (from C<WWW::Search::retrieve_some>)
whenever more hits are needed.  It calls the LWP library
to fetch the page specified by C<{_next_url}>.
It parses this page, appending any search hits it finds to
C<{cache}>.  If it finds a ``next'' button in the text,
it sets C<{_next_url}> to point to the page for the next
set of results, otherwise it sets it to undef to indicate we are done.


AUTHOR

Maintained by Jim Smyser <jsmyser@bigfoot.com>


TESTING

This module adheres to the WWW::Search test suite mechanism. See $TEST_CASES below.


VERSION HISTORY

2.03, 2000-03-21

New format changes

2.02, 1999-10-5

Misc. formatting changes

2.01, 1999-07-13

New test mechanism


COPYRIGHT

The original parts from John Heidemann are subject to following copyright notice:

Copyright (c) 1996-1998 University of Southern California. All rights reserved.


THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 WWW::Search::Excite::News - class for searching ExciteNews