WWW::Search::Google - class for searching Google
my $Search = new WWW::Search('Google'); # cAsE matters
my $Query = WWW::Search::escape_query(``Where is Jimbo'');
while (my $Result = $Search->
This class is a Google specialization of WWW::Search. It handles making and interpreting Google searches. http://www.google.com.
Googles returns 100 Hits per page. Custom Linux Only search capable.
This class exports no public interface; all interaction should be done through the WWW::Search manpage objects.
For LINUX lovers like me, you can put Googles in a LINUX only search mode by changing search URL from:
'search_url' => 'http://www.google.com/search',
'search_url' => 'http://www.google.com/linux',
To make new back-ends, see the WWW::Search manpage.
This module adheres to the
This backend is written and maintained/supported by Jim Smyser. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Google is not an easy search engine to parse in that it is capable of altering it's output ever so slightly on different search terms. There may be new slight results output the author has not yet seen that will pop at any given time for certain searches. So, if you think you see a bug keep the above in mind and send me the search words you used so I may code for any new variations.
2.17 Insert url as a title when no title is found.
2.13 New regexp to parse newly found results format with certain search terms.
2.10 removed warning on absence of description; new test case
2.09 Google NOW returning url and title on one line.
Added a new parsing routine for yet another found result line.
Added a substitute for whacky url links some queries can produce.
Added Kingpin's new
2.06 Fixed missing links / regexp crap.
2.05 Matching overhaul to get the code parsing right due to multiple tags being used by google on the hit lines. 9/25/99
2.02 Last Minute description changes 7/13/99
2.01 New test mechanism 7/13/99
1.00 First release 7/11/99
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