[twill] managing sessions
titus at caltech.edu
Wed Dec 7 22:06:39 PST 2005
-> I'm doing something similar, though between runs rather than within the
-> same execution path. The trick is to save and restore the cookies.
-> As a result of asking twill to go to a page, it has a cache of cookies
-> that the page may have provided. These may be authentication or session
-> cookies, assuming the site uses them. If the cookies are saved using
-> twill's command for it, then they can be restored in another run (or
-> function call) as if no time had passed.
-> So you could either manipulate the cookies, or you could, as you
-> suggest, instantiate the browser class (mechanize) that twill uses.
-> I'm sure Titus could explain better. ;-)
Heck, no ;).
The only thing to add is that mechanize *allows* you to handle cookies;
twill/browser.py to see how to configure mechanize properly for this
purpose if you were going to use it directly.
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