NAME

WWW::Search::AltaVista::News - class for Alta Vista news searching

SYNOPSIS

    require WWW::Search;
    $search = new WWW::Search('AltaVista::News');

DESCRIPTION

This class implements the AltaVista news search (specializing AltaVista and WWW::Search). It handles making and interpreting AltaVista news searches http://www.altavista.com.

Details of AltaVista can be found at WWW::Search::AltaVista.

This class exports no public interface; all interaction should be done through WWW::Search objects.

METHODS

native_setup_search (private)

This method does the heavy-lifting after native_query() is called.

parse_tree

This method parses the HTML of the search results.

AUTHOR

WWW::Search is written by John Heidemann, <johnh@isi.edu>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1996 University of Southern California. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation, advertising materials, and other materials related to such distribution and use acknowledge that the software was developed by the University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute. The name of the University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.