Chase Whitener
and 2 contributors

NAME

WWW::Shorten::SnipURL - Perl interface to http://SnipURL.com

SYNOPSIS

  use strict;
  use warnings;

  use WWW::Shorten 'SnipURL'; # recommended
  # use WWW::Shorten::SnipURL; # also available

  my $long_url = 'http://www.foo.com/bar/';
  my $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url);

  $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);

DESCRIPTION

WARNING: http://snipurl.com does not provide an API. We must scrape the resulting HTML.

* Also, their service has been up and down quite a bit lately. We have disabled live tests due to this.

* You have been warned. We suggest using another WWW::Shorten service.

A Perl interface to the web service http://SnipURL.com. The service maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier or nickname. For more features, please visit http://snipurl.com/features.

Functions

WWW::Shorten::SnipURL makes the following functions available.

  my $short = makeashorterlink('http://www.example.com/');

The function makeashorterlink will call use the web service, passing it your long URL and will return the shorter version.

  my $long = makealongerlink('ablkjadf2314sfd');
  my $long = makealongerlink('http://snipurl.com/ablkjadf2314sfd');

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full URL or just the identifier.

If anything goes wrong, then either function will return undef.

AUTHOR

Shashank Tripathi <shank@shank.com>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Chase Whitener capoeirab@cpan.org

  • Dave Cross dave@perlhacks.com

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

See the main WWW::Shorten docs.

SEE ALSO

WWW::Shorten, http://shorl.com/