Bio::Root::HTTPget(3pm) 				User Contributed Perl Documentation				   Bio::Root::HTTPget(3pm)

Bio::Root::HTTPget - module for fallback HTTP get operations when LWP:: is unavailable
use Bio::Root::HTTPget; my $web = Bio::Root::HTTPget->new(); my $response = $web->get('http://localhost'); $response = $web->get('http://localhost/images'); $response = eval { $web->get('http://fred:secret@localhost/ladies_only/') } or warn $@; $response = eval { $web->get('http://jeff:secret@localhost/ladies_only/') } or warn $@; $response = $web->get('http://localhost/images/navauthors.gif'); $response = $web->get(-url=>'', -proxy=>'');
This is basically an last-chance module for doing network HTTP get requests in situations where more advanced external CPAN modules such as LWP:: are not installed. The particular reason this module was developed was so that the Open Bio Database Access code can fallback to fetching the default registry files from without having to depend on external dependencies like Bundle::LWP for network HTTP access. The core of this module was written by Lincoln Stein. It can handle proxies and HTTP-based proxy authentication.
Mailing Lists User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to one of the Bioperl mailing lists. Your participation is much appreciated. - General discussion - About the mailing lists Reporting Bugs Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web: AUTHOR - Lincoln Stein # Please direct questions and support issues to Cared for by Chris Dagdigian <>
The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _ get Title : get Usage : my $resp = get(-url => $url); Function: Returns : string Args : -url => URL to HTTPGet -proxy => proxy to use -user => username for proxy or authentication -pass => password for proxy or authentication -timeout => timeout getFH Title : getFH Usage : Function: Example : Returns : string Args : _http_parse_url Title : Usage : Function: Example : Returns : Args : _http_connect Title : Usage : Function: Example : Returns : Args : _encode_base64 Title : Usage : Function: Example : Returns : Args : proxy Title : proxy Usage : $httpproxy = $db->proxy('http') or $db->proxy(['http','ftp'], 'http://myproxy' ) Function: Get/Set a proxy for use of proxy. Defaults to environment variable http_proxy if present. Returns : a string indicating the proxy Args : $protocol : string for the protocol to set/get $proxyurl : url of the proxy to use for the specified protocol $username : username (if proxy requires authentication) $password : password (if proxy requires authentication) clear_proxy Title : clear_proxy Usage : my $old_prozy = $db->clear_proxy('http') Function: Unsets (clears) the proxy for the protocol indicated Returns : a string indicating the old proxy value Args : $protocol : string for the protocol to clear authentication Title : authentication Usage : $db->authentication($user,$pass) Function: Get/Set authentication credentials Returns : Array of user/pass Args : Array or user/pass perl v5.14.2 2012-03-02 Bio::Root::HTTPget(3pm)

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