[twill] twill browser object and form values

Nat Williams nwilliams at leapfrogonline.com
Mon Mar 23 07:25:29 PDT 2009

On 3/21/09 1:42 AM, "Iain Duncan" <iainduncan at telus.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 23:25 -0700, Iain Duncan wrote:
>> Hi folks, I'm not clear from the docs how to submit form values using
>> the browser object. It does not have a method called 'fv' to match the
>> twill command set. Any help appreciated!
> Ok, I figured out that I can switch to using twill commands and that
> works fine, but I think it would be nicer if one could do
> browser.fv( etc )
> browser.submit()
> Is there any chance of that happening or is twill sort of done as is
> right now?
> Thanks for the very useful tool!
> Iain


There has been some development on twill recently, but nothing really
serious.  I don't know if this is quite as widely known as it should be, but
we do have a Google Code page up for Twill here:

Currently, there are obviously a few functions in twill.commands that don't
exist as methods of TwillBrowser, but really should.  Formvalue and follow
are the two biggest examples, I feel.  If you feel comfortable checking a
branch out of subversion and using that, the branch called something like
"twillbrowser_enhancement_issue_1" fixes this.  I just moved the functions
into the TwillBrowser object, and made the twill.commands versions just call
those methods on the TwillBrowser instance that's being created inside that

I think a lot of this stuff is going to be settled at PyCon.  We're having a
Twill development sprint on Monday, and making TwillBrowser actually
functional as a standalone object is one of the main issues I'm concerned


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