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 WWW::Search::Snap - class for searching Snap.com!


NAME

WWW::Search::Snap - class for searching Snap.com!


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('Snap');


DESCRIPTION

Class specialization of WWW::Search for searching http://snap.com. Snap.com can return up to 1000 hits.

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


OPTIONS

Some options for modifying a search

{'KM' => 'a'} All the words
{'KM' => 'b'} Boolean Search
{'KM' => 'o'} Any of the words
{'KM' => 't'} Searches Title only
{'KM' => 's'} All forms of the words


SEE ALSO

To make new back-ends, see the WWW::Search manpage, or the specialized AltaVista searches described in options.


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}.

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


AUTHOR

WWW::Search::Snap is written and maintained by Jim Smyser - <jsmyser@bigfoot.com>.


COPYRIGHT

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


Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are
duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation, advertising
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acknowledge that the software was developed by the University of
Southern California, Information Sciences Institute.  The name of the
University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this software without specific prior written permission.

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::Snap - class for searching Snap.com!