[twill] twill

titus@caltech.edu titus at caltech.edu
Thu Feb 9 14:03:12 PST 2006

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 10:04:18PM +0100, Ondrej Certik wrote:
-> Hi Titus,
-> I tested your program twill and it seems very good. I had a 122 lines python
-> script for sending sms messages using a web interface (made by the provider),
-> where I used BeautifulSoup, ClientCookie and ClientForm. I can do the same
-> thing using twill with only a 16 lines script.

Glad to hear it!

[ munch ]

-> I have a suggestion though - after executing:
-> agent ie6
-> go http://www.o2.ie/
-> fv 3 username ###
-> fv 3 password ###
-> submit
-> show
-> I get this page:
-> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
-> <html>
-> <head>
-> <title>o2.ie</title>
-> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://web.o2.ie/personal/">
-> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
-> </head>
-> <body>
-> </body>
-> </html>
-> and twill doesn't automatically redirect to "http://web.o2.ie/personal/" - and
-> also I didn't find some easy way of using something like "follow ..." etc. As
-> you can see in my script (above), I have to use the 
-> "go http://web.o2.ie/personal/" statement with explicitly writing the address.
-> It would be fine if I could use some twill command to do the redirect, without
-> bothering which url it actually is.

So, twill is *supposed* to do this automatically, and as far as I can
tell it generall works -- I just put in a new test with identical
content to the above, in fact.

At this point it would help if you could do some detective work.  If I
gave you a special source distribution with a few changes (only in
twill/utils.py) to enhance the debugging output, would you run it and
send me that output?


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