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NAME

       WWW::Wikipedia - Automated interface to the Wikipedia

SYNOPSIS

         use WWW::Wikipedia;
         my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new();

         ## search for 'perl'
         my $result = $wiki->search( 'perl' );

         ## if the entry has some text print it out
         if ( $result->text() ) {
             print $result->text();
         }

         ## list any related items we can look up
         print join( "\n", $result->related() );

DESCRIPTION

       WWW::Wikipedia provides an automated interface to the Wikipedia
       <http://www.wikipedia.org>, which is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia. This
       module allows you to search for a topic and return the resulting entry. It also gives you
       access to related topics which are also available via the Wikipedia for that entry.

INSTALLATION

       To install this module type the following:

           perl Makefile.PL
           make
           make test
           make install

METHODS

   new()
       The constructor. You can pass it a two letter language code, or nothing to let it default
       to 'en'.

           ## Default: English
           my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new();

           ## use the French wiki instead
           my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new( language => 'fr' );

       WWW::Wikipedia is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent. If you would like to have more control
       over the user agent (control timeouts, proxies ...)  you have full access.

           ## set HTTP request timeout
           my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new();
           $wiki->timeout( 2 );

       You can turn off the following of wikipedia redirect directives by passing a false value
       to "follow_redirects".

       Together with the Wiki markup, some entries include HTML tags.  They can be stripped out
       using the "clean_html" option:

          my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new( clean_html => 1 );

       See "clean_html" documentation below for details.

   language()
       This allows you to get and set the language you want to use. Two letter language codes
       should be used. The default is 'en'.

           my $wiki = WWW::Wikipedia->new( language => 'es' );

           # Later on...
           $wiki->language( 'fr' );

   clean_html()
       Allows you to get/set if HTML is being stripped out.

           # set HTML strip
           $wiki->clean_html( 1 );

       This option removes all tags and attributes they might have.  Their contents, however, is
       maintained (for now). Comments are also removed.

   follow_redirects()
       By default, wikipeda redirect directives are followed. Set this to false to turn that off.

   search()
       Which performs the search and returns a WWW::Wikipedia::Entry object which you can query
       further. See WWW::Wikipedia::Entry docs for more info.

           $entry = $wiki->search( 'Perl' );
           print $entry->text();

       If there's a problem connecting to Wikipedia, "undef" will be returned and the error
       message will be stored in "error()".

   random()
       This method fetches a random wikipedia page.

   error()
       This is a generic error accessor/mutator. You can retrieve any searching error messages
       here.

TODO

       ·   Be more specific on the HTML clean methodology. For now all tags are removed, keeping
           only their contents. In the future the behaviour might change accordingly with each
           specific tag.

       ·   Watch the development of Special:Export XML formatting, eg:
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Export/perl

SEE ALSO

       ·   LWP::UserAgent

REPOSITORY

       <https://github.com/edsu/www-wikipedia>

AUTHORS

       Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>

       Brian Cassidy <bricas@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2003-2015 by Ed Summers

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