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NAME ^

WWW::Shorten::Metamark - Perl interface to metamark.net

SYNOPSIS ^

  use WWW::Shorten::Metamark;

  use WWW::Shorten 'Metamark';

  $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url);

  $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);

DESCRIPTION ^

A Perl interface to the web site metamark.net. Metamark simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

Functions ^

makeashorterlink

The function makeashorterlink will call the Metamark web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter Metamark version.

makealongerlink

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

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

EXPORT

makeashorterlink, makealongerlink

SUPPORT, LICENCE, THANKS and SUCH ^

See the main WWW::Shorten docs.

AUTHOR ^

Iain Truskett <spoon@cpan.org>

Based on WWW::MakeAShorterLink by Dave Cross <dave@dave.org.uk>

SEE ALSO ^

WWW::Shorten, perl, http://metamark.net/

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