[twill] Working around <br/> issue?
Howard B. Golden
hgolden at socal.rr.com
Wed Dec 30 14:15:42 PST 2009
On Wednesday December 30, 2009, Misha Koshelev wrote:
> I obviously am not able to alter this website. However, I was
> wondering is there either: (a) a way to query-replace all <br/> with
> <br /> _before_ twill parses a website or, alternately,
> (b) I can do this from a shell script fairly easily. Is there a
> mechanism, analogous to save_html, to _input_ an HTML file into
> twill, say like load_html?
If you trace how twill's commands work, you will see that they use a
browser.get_html() call to get the page's data. This is then used for
all the rest of the processing. For example, look at the code for find()
The browser object also has a "result" attribute. This is a
ResultWrapper object (see utils.py) created by _journey() in browser.py
when it reads a page. Inside this object, there is a "page" attribute,
which you can play with (and modify).
In summary, you can create a browser object (call it "b"). Then, after
you do a "b.go(url)", you can modify "b.result.page" to be whatever you
want before calling other functions.
Note: All of this can be done using a "run" command. See my previous
for how this works.
(I haven't tested this, so it may have some syntax errors. Let me know
if you have any questions.)
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