473,842 Members | 1,362 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Webbrowser and Mozilla control on linux

I can launch a browser on linux with the webbrowser module
and the .open() method. However, I want to be able also to
control the browser, specifically, I'd like to be able to
go to a URL and invoke the automatic form filler and post
the form, all from within a python script.

I have google'd around and I see hints that there are remote
controller objects for some browsers, but so far I haven't
found any examples of code that controls the browser; most
examples just open the browser, which I could just as well
do from os.system().

If anyone can share some samples, or point me to a good
reference with browser control details, I'd much appreciate
it. Thanks!

J.D.
Jul 18 '05 #1
4 2797
Jay Davis wrote:
I can launch a browser on linux with the webbrowser module
and the .open() method. However, I want to be able also to
control the browser, specifically, I'd like to be able to
go to a URL and invoke the automatic form filler and post
the form, all from within a python script.

I have google'd around and I see hints that there are remote
controller objects for some browsers, but so far I haven't
found any examples of code that controls the browser; most
examples just open the browser, which I could just as well
do from os.system().

If anyone can share some samples, or point me to a good
reference with browser control details, I'd much appreciate
it. Thanks!


If all you're trying to do is automatically fill out web forms, you'll
probably be better off using ClientForm (and possibly ClientCookie) from
this page:
http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/
Jul 18 '05 #2
I'm not sure about the current state, but you will
want to google around with
xul python mozilla
and you will find another dimension of wonder.

I don't know really how much is working, however.

Jay Davis wrote:
I can launch a browser on linux with the webbrowser module
and the .open() method. However, I want to be able also to
control the browser, specifically, I'd like to be able to
go to a URL and invoke the automatic form filler and post
the form, all from within a python script.

I have google'd around and I see hints that there are remote
controller objects for some browsers, but so far I haven't
found any examples of code that controls the browser; most
examples just open the browser, which I could just as well
do from os.system().

If anyone can share some samples, or point me to a good
reference with browser control details, I'd much appreciate
it. Thanks!

J.D.


Jul 18 '05 #3
Joe Francia <usenet@-OBFUSCATED-joefrancia.com> writes:
Jay Davis wrote:
I can launch a browser on linux with the webbrowser module
and the .open() method. However, I want to be able also to
control the browser, specifically, I'd like to be able to go to a
URL and invoke the automatic form filler and post
the form, all from within a python script.
[...] If all you're trying to do is automatically fill out web forms, you'll
probably be better off using ClientForm (and possibly ClientCookie)
from this page:
http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/


....or if not, it's PyXPCOM that you want. There are a couple of links
on the "General FAQ" page at the site above. Unfortunately, PyXPCOM
doesn't have a maintainer with enough time to do it justice ATM, so
you might have trouble building it. See this bug (which contains a
patch that should let you build it):

http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=129216
John
Jul 18 '05 #4
Hi Jay,
If anyone can share some samples, or point me to a good
reference with browser control details, I'd much appreciate


Documancer, a wxPython app uses Mozilla to display pages (using
wxMozilla).

Documancer:
http://documancer.sf.net/

wxMozilla:
http://wxMozilla.sf.net/

HTH,
Lars
Jul 18 '05 #5

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

0
1881
by: Noozer | last post by:
I've just installed the Mozilla ActiveX control. I'm trying to replace the Microsoft WebBrowser control with the Mozilla control, but I'm getting a type mismatch error trying to get the browser document property. The app worked fine with the WebBrowser control. '...Sub starts here... Dim doc as HTMLDocument Set doc = web.Document ' <- Type mismatch happens here. Select case doc.URL
0
1309
by: Michel Van den Bergh | last post by:
Hello, I was looking at the code of webbrowser.py included in python 2.3.3. I think there are some obvious problems with it (tested with mozilla on Linux). (*) If you open an url (with the option "new window") and the browser is not already running then it opens *two* windows: the home page and your url. This is different for example
5
3125
by: SPE - Stani's Python Editor | last post by:
Hi, During optimizing SPE for Ubuntu, I found something strange. I have Ubuntu 5.10 "The Breezy Badger" and unfortunately this code is not working: >>> import webbrowser >>> webbrowser.open("http://www.python.org") It does not throw an exception, but is not able to launch a browser.
12
6388
by: Alex Clark | last post by:
Greetings, (.NET 2.0, WinXP Pro/Server 2003, IE6 with latest service packs). I've decided to take advantage of the layout characteristics of HTML documents to simplify my printing tasks, but of course it's thrown up a whole host of new issues... I'm generating a multi page printable document in HTML from my app, and displaying it in a WebBrowser control. I've looked into using some CSS
8
4640
by: Dustan | last post by:
At http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/modules.html on the webbrowser module, it says "A number of additional browsers were added to the supported list such as Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, and elinks." I just installed python 2.5, looking forward to being able to control firefox without having to make it my default browser, but... I don't seem to have that functionality. In IDLE: {'windows-default': }
11
8725
by: Webbert | last post by:
I am trying to display XML in a WebBrowser Control. I receive a data feed of XML and am trying to inject it into the control. I have not been successful in doing so. The only solution I have found is to write it to a temp file and then use the Navigate method to load it. As the control is capable of loading it from disk, I would like to find a way to skip the save/load and just inject. Thanks, Dave
4
4215
by: dennijr | last post by:
sry its long, questions in the last sentance if u wanna jump to it. i just decided that i would include everything that led up to the problem i made a gif video that i wanted to put into a program, and i couldnt figure out how to get it into VB6. finally i found out that the Microsoft Internet Control would play the gif file if i located it with "webbrowser1.navigate" for example, so i did this. i decided it was working fine and...
17
7974
by: Cesar | last post by:
Hello people. I'm having a Winform app that contains a webbrowser control that keeps navigating from one page to another permanentrly to make some tests. The problem I'm having is that after a while, the application is using more than 100 or 150 Mb in RAM, and if I let it continue, it can leave the system without memory. I've been watching in some pages that other people has the same problem with this control when keep navigating for a...
4
1507
joedeene
by: joedeene | last post by:
hey, i just wanted to know like how secure is the webbrowser control in the .net framework(im using the newest one) but how secure is it? can i build a trustworthy browser with a few lines of code just using the webbrowser control, like compared to Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox, is the webbrowser control almost as secure ? basically i just want to build a browser, but i do want it to be secure as most leading browsers, is it secure...
0
9717
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language synchronization. With a Microsoft account, language settings sync across devices. To prevent any complications,...
0
10618
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that captivates audiences and drives business growth. The Art of Business Website Design Your website is...
1
10683
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For most users, this new feature is actually very convenient. If you want to control the update process,...
0
9459
agi2029
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then launch it, all on its own.... Now, this would greatly impact the work of software developers. The idea...
1
7862
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes instead of User Defined Types (UDT). For example, to manage the data in unbound forms. Adolph will...
0
5699
by: TSSRALBI | last post by:
Hello I'm a network technician in training and I need your help. I am currently learning how to create and manage the different types of VPNs and I have a question about LAN-to-LAN VPNs. The last exercise I practiced was to create a LAN-to-LAN VPN between two Pfsense firewalls, by using IPSEC protocols. I succeeded, with both firewalls in the same network. But I'm wondering if it's possible to do the same thing, with 2 Pfsense firewalls...
1
4506
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
2
4096
muto222
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.
3
3148
bsmnconsultancy
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating effective websites that not only look great but also perform exceptionally well. In this comprehensive...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.