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NAME ^

WWW::Finger - get useful data from e-mail addresses

SYNOPSIS ^

  use WWW::Finger;
  my $finger = WWW::Finger->new("joe@example.com");
  if (defined $finger)
  {
    print $finger->name . "\n";
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

This module is not an implementation of the finger protocol (RFC 1288). Use Net::Finger for that. Instead it is a set of implementations of other methods for getting information from an e-mail address, or e-mail like identifier. This package includes four such implementations, and it's pretty easy to create your own additional implementations:

Constructor

Object Methods

Any of these methods can return undef if the appropriate information is not available. The name, mbox, homepage, weblog, image and key methods work in both scalar and list context. Depending on which implementation was used by WWW::Finger->new, the object may also have additional methods. Consult the documentation of the various implementations for details.

name

The person's name (or handle/nickname).

mbox

The person's e-mail address (including "mailto:").

homepage

The person's personal homepage.

weblog

The person's blog. (There may be some overlap with homepage.)

image

An avatar, photo or other image depicting the person.

key

The URL of the person's GPG/PGP public key.

webid

A URI uniquely identifying the person. See http://esw.w3.org/topic/WebID.

endpoint

A SPARQL Protocol endpoint which may provide additional data about the person. (See RDF::Query::Client.)

graph

An RDF::Trine::Model object holding data about the person. (See RDF::Trine.)

SEE ALSO ^

Net::Finger.

http://code.google.com/p/webfinger/.

http://buzzword.org.uk/2009/fingerpoint/spec.

http://www.perlrdf.org/.

fingerw.

AUTHOR ^

Toby Inkster, <tobyink@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE ^

Copyright (C) 2009-2012 by Toby Inkster

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES ^

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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