NAME

WWW::Shorten::PunyURL - An interface to SAPO's URL shortening service

VERSION

Version 0.03

SYNOPSIS

PunyURL is a URL shortening service provided by SAPO (http://sapo.pt/). Given a URL, it replies with two versions of the short URL, one using Unicode and RFC3492-compliant (Punycode) and an ASCII-equivalent (lowercase).

You can also provide the shortened URL and get back the original one.

    use WWW::Shorten::PunyURL;

    my $punyurl = WWW::Shorten::PunyURL->new( url => $long );
    $punyurl->shorten;
    
    # or
    
    my $punyurl = WWW::Shorten::PunyURL->new( url => $short );
    $punyurl->long;

Optionally, you can give the constructor a timeout value (which defaults to 10 seconds):

    my $punyurl = WWW::Shorten::PunyURL->new(
        url     => $long,
        timeout => 5
    );

TODO

    * Write conditional network tests

    * Report/fix bug in Regexp::Common::URI (doesn't handle Unicode) UNTIL THIS IS FIXED, REQUESTING THE URL CORRESPONDING TO A PUNYCODE SHORTENED ONE WILL BREAK HORRIBLY AND PROBABLY DESTROY THE WORLD. USE THE ASCII SHORT VERSION FOR NOW.

CONSTANTS

ENDPOINT

The service endpoint for PunyURL

EXPORTS

This function will return the PunyURL corresponding to the original URL.

This function does the reverse, finding the long URL corresponding to a PunyURL.

FUNCTIONS

new

Create a new WWW::Shorten::PunyURL object. Takes a string (containing a URL) as the argument (may also take an optional timeout, see SYNOPSIS):

    my $punyurl = WWW::Shorten::PunyURL->new( $url );

shorten

Give it a long url and you will get two shortened URLs, one using Unicode and its equivalent in lowercase ASCII. Returns undef on failure.

    my $result = $punyurl->shorten;
    
    if ( $result ) {
        print $punyurl->url, "is now:\n";
        print "\t", $punyurl->puny, "\n";
        print "\t", $punyurl->ascii, "\n";
        print "\t", $punyurl->preview, "\n";
    } else {
        print STDERR "Error:\n";
        print STDERR $punyurl->errstr, "(", $punyurl->error, "\n";
    }

long

Given a short URL (that you previously got through shorten() or any other means), returns the original URL, or undef in case of failure.

    $punyurl->long;

AUTHOR

Pedro Figueiredo, <me at pedrofigueiredo.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-shorten-punyurl at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Shorten-PunyURL. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WWW::Shorten::PunyURL

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • João Pedro, from SAPO, for pushing PunyURL.

  • Léon Brocard, for writing lots of code I can look at. My mistakes are my own, however.

  • and of course, SAPO :)

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009 Pedro Figueiredo, all rights reserved.

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

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