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Re: Submitting data to HTTPS javascript

John Chandler wrote:
I am trying to write a script to test certain functionality of a
website that requires users to login. The login page is simple, a few
pictures and two text bars (one for username and one for password). I
tried logging in with webbrowser, but that did not work because the
page uses javascript. I also tried using win32com though I have no
idea what I am doing. Any ideas?
- Use firefox :-)
- Install "LiveHTTPHeader s" http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/
- Open the plugin in one window and the website in another
- Enable "capture" in livehttpheaders (default)
- Login to the website
- Disable "capture" in livehttpheaders (default)
- Check the GET and POST requests in the capture log
- Try to send the same GET and POST requests from Python.
- Don't forget that most sites will also need cookies - you have to
extract and send back cookies as needed

You do not need any GUI component for this job.

Other good things to have:

- Good knowledge of the "re" standard module, and regular expression syntax
- BeautifulSoup (especially ICanBelieveItIs BeautifulSoup.. .)

You might also check the "mechanoid" project. (I have never used it but
it is said to be an automatized, controllable web browser???)

If anyone is interested, I can put up a python recipe that shows how to
emulate a browser easily.

Best,

Laszlo

Jun 27 '08 #1
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