Mechanize 2.2 Released

The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites.
Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects,
can follow links, and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and
submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have
visited as
a history.

=== 2.2 / 2012-02-12

  • API changes

    • MetaRefresh#href is not normalized to an absolute URL, but set to
      the
      original value and resolved later. It is even set to nil when the
      Refresh URL is unspecified or empty.
  • Minor enhancements

    • Expose ssl_version from net-http-persistent. Patch by astera.
    • SSL parameters and proxy may now be set at any time. Issue #194 by
      dsisnero.
    • Improved Mechanize::Page with #image_with and #images_with and
      Mechanize::Page::Image various img element attribute accessors,
      #caption,
      #extname, #mime_type and #fetch. Pull request #173 by kitamomonga
    • Added MIME type parsing for content-types in
      Mechanize::PluggableParser
      for fine-grained parser choices. Parsers will be chosen based on
      exact
      match, simplified type or media type in that order. See
      Mechanize::PluggableParser#[]=.
    • Added Mechanize#download which downloads a response body to an
      IO-like or
      filename.
    • Added Mechanize::DirectorySaver which saves responses in a single
      directory. Issue #187 by yoshie902a.
    • Added Mechanize::Page::Link#noreferrer?
    • The documentation for Mechanize::Page#search and #at now show that
      both
      XPath and CSS expressions are allowed. Issue #199 by Shane Becker.
  • Bug fixes

    • Fixed handling of a HEAD request with Accept-Encoding: gzip. Issue
      #198
      by Oleg Dashevskii
    • Use #resolve for resolving a Location header value. fixes #197
    • A Refresh value can have whitespaces around the semicolon and equal
      sign.
    • MetaRefresh#click no longer sends out Referer.
    • A link with an empty href is now resolved correctly where previously
      the
      query part was dropped.

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