[twill] A word of thanks and a suggestion, inc. tiny bit of code

wilmer _ mail_wilmer at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 14:57:30 PST 2005

Hello all,

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 
some values.

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 
into Darcs):

def get_page():
    >> get_page

    Return the HTML of the current page.
    return browser.get_html()

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!

Kind regards,


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