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Mastering Perl/Tk by Nancy Walsh, Stephen Lidie

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Chapter 22. Perl/Tk and the Web

In this chapter, we’ll examine how Tk can access the wealth of information available on the World Wide Web. Using the Library for WWW Access in Perl (LWP), we’ll develop tkcomics, a web client to fetch images of our favorite comics and display them in a Perl/Tk window.

One of the Web’s most popular Clients is Netscape. It’s an extensible application that allows developers to write plug-ins—loadable chunks of code often written in C—which add functionality to the basic browser. We’ll learn how to execute client-side Perl/Tk programs via the PerlPlus plug-in.

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