Dan Kogai

NAME

HTTP::Response::Encoding - Adds encoding() to HTTP::Response

VERSION

$Id: Encoding.pm,v 0.6 2009/07/28 21:25:25 dankogai Exp dankogai $

SYNOPSIS

  use LWP::UserAgent;
  use HTTP::Response::Encoding;

  my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
  my $res = $ua->get("http://www.example.com/");
  warn $res->encoding;

EXPORT

Nothing.

METHODS

This module adds the following methods to HTTP::Response objects.

$res->charset

Tells the charset exactly as appears in the Content-Type: header. Note that the presence of the charset does not guarantee if the response content is decodable via Encode.

To normalize this, you should try

  $res->encoder->mime_name; # with Encode 2.21 or above

or

  use I18N::Charset;
  # ...
  mime_charset_name($res->encoding);
$res->encoder

Returns the corresponding encoder object or undef if it can't.

$res->encoding

Tells the content encoding in the canonical name in Encode. Returns undef if it can't.

For most cases, you are more likely to successfully find encoding after GET than HEAD. HTTP::Response is smart enough to parse

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=whatever"/>

But you need the content to let HTTP::Response parse it. If you don't want to retrieve the whole content but interested in its encoding, try something like below;

  my $req =  HTTP::Request->new(GET => $uri);
  $req->headers->header(Range => "bytes=0-4095"); # just 1st 4k
  my $res = $ua->request($req);
  warn $res->encoding;
$res->decoded_content

Discontinued since HTTP::Message already has this method.

See HTTP::Message for details.

INSTALLATION

To install this module, run the following commands:

    perl Makefile.PL
    make
    make test
    make install

AUTHOR

Dan Kogai, <dankogai at dan.co.jp>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-http-response-encoding at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=HTTP-Response-Encoding. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc HTTP::Response::Encoding

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

GAAS for LWP.

MIYAGAWA for suggestions.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2007 Dan Kogai, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.