perl mechanize infinite scroll

To implement infinite scroll using Perl's WWW::Mechanize module, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the WWW::Mechanize module if you haven't already. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal: cpan WWW::Mechanize

  2. Import the module into your Perl script: perl use WWW::Mechanize;

  3. Create a new instance of the WWW::Mechanize class: perl my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new();

  4. Set the initial URL of the page you want to scrape: perl my $url = ''; $mech->get($url);

  5. Scroll and scrape the content by repeatedly clicking on the "Load More" or "Next" button until you reach the desired amount of content. This can be done using a loop. Here's an example that scrolls down by clicking on a "Load More" button: ```perl while (1) { # Your code to extract data from the current page goes here

    # Click on the "Load More" button last unless $mech->find_link(text => 'Load More'); $mech->follow_link(text => 'Load More'); } ```

  6. Extract the desired data from the current page within the loop. You can use Perl's regex or other string manipulation functions to extract the relevant information. Here's an example that prints all the text within a specific CSS class: perl my @elements = $mech->selector('.my-class'); foreach my $element (@elements) { print $element->text . "\n"; }

  7. Make sure to handle any errors or exceptions that may occur during the scraping process to ensure the script runs smoothly.

That's it! By following these steps, you should be able to implement infinite scroll using Perl's WWW::Mechanize module.