NAME

WWW::Search::GoTo - class for searching GoTo.com

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

This class is an GoTo specialization of WWW::Search. It handles making and interpreting GoTo searches www-GoTo.com.

Nothing special about GoTo: no search options. It is much like Google in that it attempts to returm relavent search results using simple queries.

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

SEE ALSO

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

HOW DOES IT WORK?

native_setup_search is called before we do anything. It initializes our private variables (which all begin with underscores) and sets up a URL to the first results page in {_next_url}.

native_retrieve_some is called (from WWW::Search::retrieve_some) whenever more hits are needed. It calls the LWP library to fetch the page specified by {_next_url}. It parses this page, appending any search hits it finds to {cache}. If it finds a ``next'' button in the text, it sets {_next_url} to point to the page for the next set of results, otherwise it sets it to undef to indicate we're done.

AUTHOR

WWW::Search::GoTo is written by Jim Smyser Author e-mail <jsmyser@bigfoot.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1996-1999 University of Southern California. All rights reserved.

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.