[twill] twill and Zope

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Thu Nov 24 00:48:30 PST 2005

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 09:11:27AM +0100, Michele Simionato wrote:
-> On 11/23/05, Titus Brown <titus at caltech.edu> wrote:
-> > On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 09:18:29AM +0100, Michele Simionato wrote:
-> > -> Did anybody try to control the Zope Management Interface using
-> > -> twill? I am not sure about how to manage the authentication, so
-> > -> I am using ZPublisher.Client but I would rather prefer using twill.
-> >
-> > Hi, Michele,
-> >
-> > how do the zope.testbrowser folk do it?
-> Never heard of  zope.testbrowser. It also looks like a Zope3 project, whereas
-> I am interested on Zope2. I *think* the Zope Management Interface use
-> basic HTTP Authentication, but I am unclear on how to use it.

twill does have some commands to help with basic auth; see


I've been having some trouble unit testing it -- the handling seems to
depend more than a little bit on the form of the URL, sigh -- but I do
know that it works on some sites.


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