python applets?

Thomas Guettler guettli at
Thu Jun 3 14:09:40 CEST 2004

Am Wed, 02 Jun 2004 16:49:49 -0700 schrieb Russell E. Owen:

>>One thing you can do in Python that you cannot in Java however is embed 
>>a user's web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla) in your 
>>Python program.  In some cases that is more desirable.
> How do you do that?
> I've been using the webbrowser module to open help files for my python 
> application, but it has several problems. If the user already has their 
> browser open in another "desktop" (unix users seem fond of switching 
> between lots of desktops), then the help opens there instead of the 
> "desktop" that has the current app. Also, I really need to call 
> webbrowser in a thread, because it takes forever if the web browser 
> isn't already open. (Also, it's not safe to ask for file://...#anchor 
> urls; some OSs handle it, others do not. I ended up writing code that 
> retries without the anchor.)

There is a module called webbrowser in the
standard library. It opens the default browser.
But it does not embed it into an other GUI.


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