Martin 'Kingpin' Thurn
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NAME

WWW::Search::Lycos - class for searching www.lycos.com

SYNOPSIS

  use WWW::Search;
  my $oSearch = new WWW::Search('Lycos');
  my $sQuery = WWW::Search::escape_query("+sushi restaurant +Columbus Ohio");
  $oSearch->native_query($sQuery);
  while (my $oResult = $oSearch->next_result())
    { print $oResult->url, "\n"; }

DESCRIPTION

This class is a Lycos specialization of WWW::Search. It handles making and interpreting Lycos-site searches http://www.lycos.com.

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

NOTES

Warning! As of 2004-01, lycos.com often returns an error page in place of the third page of results. So it is very difficult to get more than 20 hits for any query!

www.lycos.com is sometimes slow to respond; but I have not had a problem with the default timeout.

www.lycos.com does not give the date nor size of the pages at the resulting URLs; therefore change_date() and size() will never have a value.

SEE ALSO

To make new back-ends, see WWW::Search.

BUGS

Please tell the author if you find any!

AUTHOR

As of 1998-12-07, WWW::Search::Lycos is maintained by Martin Thurn (mthurn@cpan.org).

WWW::Search::Lycos was originally written by Martin Thurn, based on WWW::Search::Yahoo version 1.12 of 1998-10-22.

LEGALESE

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.