WWW::Shorten::SnipURL - Perl interface to http://SnipURL.com
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);
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.
WWW::Shorten::SnipURL makes the following functions available.
my $short = makeashorterlink('http://www.example.com/');
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');
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
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See the main WWW::Shorten docs.