Martin 'Kingpin' Thurn > WWW-Search-News > WWW::Search::WashPost

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NAME ^

WWW::Search::WashPost - WWW::Search backend for searching www.washingtonpost.com

SYNOPSIS ^

  use WWW::Search;
  my $oSearch = new WWW::Search('WashPost');
  my $sQuery = WWW::Search::escape_query("japan prime minister");
  $oSearch->native_query($sQuery);
  while (my $oResult = $oSearch->next_result())
    { print $oResult->url, "\n"; }

DESCRIPTION ^

This class is a specialization of WWW::Search. It handles making and interpreting searches on news at The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com.

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

NOTES ^

In the resulting WWW::SearchResult objects, the following elements will be set (in addition to the usual title, description, etc.):

source

Something like "Post" or a certain "Edition".

location

The page number of the print edition, e.g. "E05".

category

The type of item found, either "Article" or "Photo".

seller

The author or photographer.

SEE ALSO ^

To make new backends, see WWW::Search.

CAVEATS ^

This backend (and all its subclasses) only searches news stories from the last 14 days. (This is a restriction on the Washington Post website that we can not avoid.)

BUGS ^

Please tell the author if you find any!

AUTHOR ^

Martin Thurn <mthurn@cpan.org>

LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 1998-2009 Martin 'Kingpin' Thurn

This software is released under the same license as Perl itself.

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