Revision history for WWW::Scripter 0.032 17 July, 2016 • Minor documentation fixes, with thanks to Jim Keenan [rt.cpan.org #89070]. • Links to fragments on data URL pages now work. 0.031 21 February, 2016 WWW::Scripter no longer fails to load if a sub named ‘::’ exists. Thanks to Don Silvia for reporting the bug. 0.030 28 May, 2013 • The "content" method no longer fails when "dom_enabled" has been unset [rt.cpan.org #84639]. • The "content" method now returns the correct content when the request chain contains both server- and client-side redirects [rt.cpan.org #84472]. 0.029 13 May, 2012 • The WWW::Mechanize link methods now include meta, link and (i)frame elements, just like WWW::Mechanize [rt.cpan.org #76984]. • WWW::Mechanize-style link objects for area elements now return undef for the text method, rather than the empty string, to conform to WWW::Mechanize. 0.028 April Fools’ Day, 2012 New fetch_images and image_handler features, as suggested by John Hulala [rt.cpan.org #75696]. 0.027 18 March, 2012 • The navigator object now has a cookieEnabled property. Thanks to John Hulala for the suggestion. (I wasn’t aware that brows- ers had this.) • Requests for scripts now use the right referrer instead of always about:blank. Thanks to John Hulala for the report [rt.cpan.org #75696]. 0.026 11 March, 2012 The history property is now listed in %WindowInterface, allow- ing scripts to access it. Thanks to John Hulala for reporting the issue. 0.025 1 January, 2012 • The get, head, post, put and request methods now alias $_ to a new scalar to protect a tied $_ belonging to the caller from modification by other modules WWW::Scripter depends on. • The status and defaultStatus methods have been removed. status conflicts with a WWW::Mechanize method. defaultStatus makes no sense without status. These were added for completeness’ sake, for scripts to access, but no scripts really use these any more. This removal might be temporary if I think of a way to reintroduce them without conflicts. • A memory leak in the ->frames method has been fixed. It was creating circular references that kept the window and document objects alive. 0.024 20 November, 2011 • Link-fetching methods, like find_all_links, no longer die if there is no document, which happens after browsing to an unparsable or unretrievable URL. Thanks to Kengo Tsukamoto for reporting this [rt.cpan.org #72481]. • WWW::Mechanize is no longer an optional prerequisite. The rea- son for avoiding it (test failures behind a firewall) have been resolved, so there is no reason for WWW::Scripter to work around that. 0.023 4 September, 2011 • WWW::Mechanize::Link objects returned by WWW::Scripter (which are actually tied, but that is an implementation detail sub- ject to change) can now be dumped via Data::Dumper, instead of producing a ‘Can't locate object method FETCHSIZE’ error. • /../ at the beginning of a URL path is now stripped out (and all its variations: /////../ /..//..///, etc.). • The error message displayed when a script cannot be loaded now uses the URL and line number of the page containing the <script> tag, instead of a seemingly random line number in HTML/DOM.pm. 0.022 27 March, 2011 • New status and defaultStatus window properties • New screen method that returns a screen object. This object currently does nothing, but serves mainly as a placeholder for future use. 0.021 13 March, 2011 The ‘open’ method now respects <base href> elements. 0.020 17 November, 2010 • There are no longer circular references preventing the window, document and response objects from being freed. • WWW::Mechanize is now an optional prerequisite, allowing smoother installation. 0.019 29 August, 2010 Fix a dependency problem 0.018 22 August, 2010 Loading a page that had a <meta> tag with no http-equiv attri- bute (e.g., <meta charset=utf-7>) would cause uninitialized warnings in perl 5.12.0 and higher if a script handler was present. This has been fixed. 0.017 25 July, 2010 Fixed an internal bug where Hash::Util::FieldHash::Compat is used without being loaded first. It just happened to work because HTML::DOM 0.041 and earlier load it. 0.016 18 July, 2010 • If a script handler’s event2sub method leaves something in $@, it is now picked up and handed off to the ->warn method. • check_timers used to ignore some code ref timers if the Java- Script plugin was not loaded. It is only supposed to ignore strings of code. This has been fixed. 0.015 20 June, 2010 location->assign has been added. 0.014 13 June, 2010 • navigator->platform has been added. • Timers now use Time::HiRes, instead of rounding to the near- est second. • New wait_for_timers method • A new navigator->taintEnabled method that always returns false has been added, to appease MooTools 1.2, which makes unrelia- ble assumptions based on the absence of this method. 0.013 2 May, 2010 navigator->javaEnabled has been added. It always returns false. 0.012 25 April, 2010 setInterval and clearInterval have been added. 0.011 18 April, 2010 • Support for multiple ‘windows’: • New WWW::Scripter::WindowGroup class • New window_group, blur, close and focus methods • The open method now opens new windows, returning the window it opened. • Support for link targets and <base target> tags, including the new find_target and name methods • navigator->appCodeName • follow_link and click now return the response object, instead of returning nothing. (Thanks to Hannes Beinert for report- ing this.) • follow_link no longer dies when autocheck is on (unless it’s supposed to). • The WWW::Mechanize::Link and ::Image objects returned by vari- ous methods now update automatically if the underlying HTML element changes. • The history object’s go method now reloads the page with zeroes that are boolean-true (like the strings "00" and "0e0"), instead of just with false zeroes. • The title method now sets the page title if passed an argument. • Script handlers can now use the Mech interface to access forms during parsing. • Fetching a page no longer interferes with a tied $_. 0.010 15 November, 2009 • New dom_enabled method that allows HTML parsing to be switched off. • Scripts served with a content type of text/html are no longer parsed into inaccessible DOM trees. This used to cause warning messages if a JS file when read as HTML appeared to con- tain scripts. • The document method now returns undef if the page is not HTML, instead of returning the previous page’s document. 0.009 25 October, 2009 • count_timers and check_timers now know about timers in (i)frames. • Adding an inline script to the DOM dynamically (e.g., via appendChild) no longer produces a warning. • Empty script elements with no src attribute no longer cause errors. • The base URL for an about:blank page in a frame is now taken from the parent window. • check_timers now catches script errors and turns them into warnings. It used to die with code refs (introduced in the pre- vious version) and silence them with strings of code. • Location objects are no longer shared between frames (causing navigation in a frame via the location object to navigate the top window instead). • Event handlers with call_with methods no longer get passed a strange WWW::Scripter::EventTarget object. (These objects had existed since version 0.005 and were *supposed* to be for internal use, but leaked out. They were for keeping a diffe- rent set of window event handlers for each page.) 0.008 19 October, 2009 • The base method now uses HTML::DOM’s base method, in order to work with multiple <base> tags and dynamic changes to the base. • We now include scroll, scrollBy and scrollTo methods, in case a script tries to call them. They don’t actually do anything. • Frames with no src element or an empty src element used to load the parent page, resulting in infinite recursion. This has been fixed. • setTimeout now works with a code ref as the first argument. • count_timers no longer clobbers the $_ variable. 0.007 9 October, 2009 The clone method now copies class_info over. class_info no longer dies when called on a clone with no arguments in list or scalar context. 0.006 30 September, 2009 WWW::Scripter now overrides WWW::Mechanize’s submit method to trigger onsubmit. (Thanks to Steven Nikkel for stumbling across this.) 0.005 17 September, 2009 • max_docs and max_history have been added. Mech’s stack_depth is now honoured. (max_docs is an off-by-one alias to stack_depth.) • When no browsing has happened, the current page is now about:blank. (It used to be an uninitialised state in which some methods, such as uri, would just die.) • URL fragments are now supported. They are now stripped from URLs when the actual request is made (they used to be sent to the server). Fetching a URL that differs from the current one only by its fragment does not reload the page, but does add a history entry. You can now use the location object to get the URL with its fragment. Use the uri method to get the real URL. • location->replace now works correctly. (It used to be a quick- and-dirty ‘back’ followed by ‘get’.) • location->reload now actually reloads the page. In version 0.002, it would simply refresh the page from the response object. Version 0.003 broke that by making it a no-op. • Support for onunload handlers • onload handlers are now called on the window, not the body ele- ment, with the document as the event target. • WWW::Scripter no longer inherits from HTML::DOM::EventTarget, but it still provides the interface, so it now has a DOES method. • Setting the value of the location object’s hash and search attributes now works. It used to be a no-op unless it was set to the old value. • The host, hostname, pathname, port, protocol, search and href methods of the location object now return the old value upon setting. • The host and hostname methods of the location object have been corrected such that host now returns the port as well, hostname no longer returns the port, setting hostname to a string containing a port no longer sets the port and setting host with a port number now works. (In other words, they were switched round and were a bit buggy, too.) • I forgot to add the CSS interface to the class_info. Now it’s there. 0.004 16 August, 2009 The frames method no longer dies when the page is not HTML. 0.003 15 August, 2009 • When you go back (or forward) to a page, the same document object is used once more. It used to be parsed afresh. • Detecting the charset now works with LWP 5.827 and later. 0.002 9 April, 2009 One bug fix: The credentials method now works. 0.001 5 April, 2009 First release. This consists of code copied and pasted from parts of WWW::Mechanize::Plugin::DOM and the experimental plugin version of WWW::Mechanize at <http://www-mechanize.googlecode.com/svn/wm/branches/plugins/>, plus some new code to tape it all together.