ANN: ClientForm 0.1.17

John J. Lee jjl at
Sun Jan 30 23:30:33 CET 2005

The old 0.0.x series is no longer supported.

This is a bugfix release.  Changes from 0.1.16 to 0.1.17:

 * Fix case where FORM action contains a '?' or '#' (again!).
 * Fix failure to raise ParseError (!)
 * Workaround for failure of sgmllib to unescape attributes (bug
   report from Titus Brown).
 * Fix image control in case where value is present.
 * Hack choose_boundary not to fail on hostname lookup.
 * Allow user to supply own Request class.
 * Fix ISINDEX action URL (bug only showed up in Python 2.4).

Requires Python >= 1.5.2.  Works with Python 2.4.

ClientForm is a Python module for handling HTML forms on the client
side, useful for parsing HTML forms, filling them in and returning the
completed forms to the server.  It has developed from a port of Gisle
Aas' Perl module HTML::Form, from the libwww-perl library, but the
interface is not the same.

Simple example:

 from urllib2 import urlopen
 from ClientForm import ParseResponse

 forms = ParseResponse(urlopen(""))
 form = forms[0]
 print form
 form["author"] = "Gisle Aas"

 # returns a urllib2.Request object
 # (see HTMLForm.click_request_data.__doc__ if you're not using urllib2)
 response = urlopen("Thanks"))


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