++ed by:
Alex Peters

NAME

WWW::Scripter::WindowGroup - Multiple-window browsing environment

VERSION

Version 0.030

SYNOPSIS

 use WWW'Scripter'WindowGroup;
 
 $browser = new WWW'Scripter'WindowGroup;
 # This has one window already
 
 # OR:
 
 $browser = new WWW'Scripter'WindowGroup empty => 1;
 $browser->attach($w = new WWW'Scripter);
 
 $w = $browser->active_window;
 $w->get('http://ghare.dr/');
 $w->close;
 
 $w = $browser->new_window;
 @w = $browser->windows;

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a virtual multiple-window browsing environment for WWW::Scripter. It does not actually create any windows on the screen, but it can be used to script websites that make use of multiple windows. The individual windows themselves are WWW::Scripter objects.

Before you start using this, consider whether the site you are scripting actually needs multiple windows. If a single-window environment will do, use WWW::Scripter directly.

Note: Window groups hold strong references to their windows, but the windows themselves hold weak references to the window group. So if you let a window group go out of scope while retaining a reference to a window, that window will revert to single-window mode.

METHODS

new

The constructor. Call this method on the class, not on an object thereof. It takes no arguments.

active_window

Returns the window that is currently 'active'. This can be changed by scripts calling the focus method on a window, or opening a new one, so keep your own reference to it if you need to refer to a specific window repeatedly.

windows

Returns a list of all windows in list context, or the number of windows in scalar context.

new_window

Adds a new WWW::Scripter to the window group and returns it.

attach ($window)

This methods adds a window to the group, making it the frontmost window and setting its window_group attribute appropriately.

If you attach a window that is already attached to another group, strange things may happen. Detach it first.

detach ($window)

This removes the window from the group and sets its window_group attribute to undef. This is used internally by WWW::Scripter's close method.

bring_to_front ($window)

This makes $window the active window.

AUTHOR & COPYRIGHT

See WWW::Scripter

SEE ALSO

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WWW::Scripter




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