[twill] Using tidy to fix broken forms

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Fri Apr 14 08:55:39 PDT 2006

p.s. it's not the page itself; 'showlinks' works fine.

On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 02:44:16PM +0300, Tomi Hautakoski wrote:
-> Hello, and first of all thanks for the great work with twill!
-> I'm having a problem with forms not showing up. My goal is to automate 
-> the renewal of library loans with python & twill but after I login to the 
-> library system with twill I do not get any forms at all:
-> (...)
-> current page: https://oula.linneanet.fi/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi
->  >> showforms
-> current page: https://oula.linneanet.fi/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi
->  >>
-> This is the source code for the page:
-> http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~thautako/library_page.txt
-> And this is how it looks from a normal browsers point of view:
-> http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~thautako/shot1.jpg
-> http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~thautako/shot2.jpg
-> So basically it contains a table of checkboxes and a submit button for 
-> renewal. From the HTML-code I'm guessing that the uneven amount of <form> 
-> tags is the reason for this? Isn't this where the tidy should come for 
-> help and fix the code before twill processes it? How is it possible to 
-> know that twill is using tidy? It should be on my path:
-> [14:40:34] (twill-0.8.4) #tidy -v
-> HTML Tidy for Linux/x86 released on 1 September 2005
-> Both 0.8.4 and 0.8.5a4-py2.4 seem to work the same. Any suggestions?
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