WWW::CheckHTML - check remote website HTML and send email alert via SMTP if check fails.
WWW::CheckHTML exports a subroutine called checkPage to check remote web pages are retrievable and that they contain a specific HTML pattern. It will send an email via an SMTP server with the error found if either the page is not retrievable or the HTML pattern match fails.
use WWW::CheckHTML; checkPage('http://www.google.com', '<title>', 'email@example.com', '/home/sillymoose/sendmail.yaml');
WWW::CheckHTML requires a yaml configuration file. The configuration file should have the following key / pair values:
from_email - this is the sending email address from which alerts will be sent
host - this is the SMTP host address for the sending email (e.g. smtp.google.com)
username - this is the sending email account username
password - this is the sending email account password
timeout - the number of seconds to wait before terminating the HTTP request. This is the only optional parameter and defaults to 30 seconds if not provided.
Example yaml configuration file
--- host: smtp.google.com username: sillymoos password: itsasecret from_email: firstname.lastname@example.org timeout: 20
Requires a url, regex pattern, an email address and optionally a path to a yaml configuration file. If the yaml filepath is not provided the checkPage method will search for 'sendmail.yaml' in the current directory context. checkPage initiates an HTTP get request for the url and if successful, will try to match the HTML regex pattern against the retrieved HTML. If either check fails, it will send an alert email to the email address provided.
<sillymoos at cpan.org>, perltricks.com
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-www-checkhtml at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-CheckHTML. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
RT: CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here)
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
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