[twill] A word of thanks and a suggestion, inc. tiny bit of code
mail_wilmer at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 14:57:30 PST 2005
First of all I must say that I have discovered Twill only about one hour
ago, but I believe I have already fallen in love with it!
Why? It's straightforward and simple to use, and it just helped me code
something I had on my to-do list for a few months now.. but for which I
simply could not find the time. I'm very thankful!
I have used Twill for a use case that has not been mentioned yet, namely a
small webspider to connect to a website, fill in a few forms, and return
Now, I really hope that the following is not a foolish suggestion for
something that already existed in some form (perhaps I have overlooked
something very obvious :O)
Because I needed some more logic and a connection to a back-end database, I
was very happy that I could use Twill from/via Python. However, at one point
I really needed to have the contents/'raw html' from the page accessed using
the 'go' command.
So I have added the command 'get_page()' (sorry, no time right now to dive
Return the HTML of the current page.
It's basically the same thing as 'show()', but it returns the browser html
so that it can be used by Python, e.g.: page_data = get_page() ;
I hope this is a useful suggestion and did I already mention that I'm very
happy with Twill? ;-)
Keep up the great work!
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