IO::All::LWP - Extends IO::All to HTTP URLs


    use IO::All;

    $content < io('');             # GET webpage into scalar
    io('') > io('index.html');     # GET to file
    "hello\n" > io(''); # PUT webpage

    # two ways of getting a page with a password:
    $content < io('');
    $content < io('')->user('me')->password('secret');


This module extends IO::All for dealing with HTTP URLs. Note that you don't need to use it explicitly, as it is autoloaded by IO::All whenever it sees something that looks like an HTTP URL.

The SYNOPSIS shows some simple typical examples, but there are many other interesting combinations with other IO::All features! For example, you can get an HTTP URL and write the content to a socket, or to an FTP URL, of to a DBM file.


This is a subclass of IO::All::LWP. The only new method is http, which can be used to create a blank IO::All::HTTP object; or it can also take an HTTP URL as a parameter. Note that in most cases it is simpler just to call io(''), which calls the http method automatically.


The same operators from IO::All may be used. < GETs an HTTP URL; > PUTs to an HTTP URL.


IO::All, IO::All::LWP, LWP.


Ivan Tubert-Brohman <> and Brian Ingerson <>


Copyright (c) 2007. Ivan Tubert-Brohman and Brian Ingerson. All rights reserved.

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