Using win32com for web automation

Chris Gov at mailinator.com
Tue Jul 26 19:43:34 CEST 2005


Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to submit javascript forms using win32com
in order to complete repetitive processes.

The Webpage Source: (I tried to include only the important stuff)
----------------------------------------------
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">

  function mainPageOnLoad() {
    initLogin();
    setEnterToSubmit('loginForm','loginrequest');
  }

</SCRIPT>

<form name="loginForm" method="post" action="/cs/login.do">
<input type="hidden" name="nxtpage" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="currentpage" value="login">
<input type="hidden" name="lng" value="en_CA">


      <td width="38%" align="right" valign="middle" height="25"
class="detailslabel">
      Name:&nbsp</td>
      <td width="62%" class="detailsvalue">
        <input type="text" name="name" maxlength="15" size="15"
value="">

      <td width="38%" align="right" valign="middle" height="25"
class="detailslabel">
      Password:&nbsp</td>
      <td width="62%" align="left" valign="middle" height="25"
class="detailsvalue">
        <input type="password" name="password" maxlength="15" size="15"
value="">

<a href="javascript:submitLoginForm('loginForm','loginrequest')"><img
src="../images/cs/en_CA/btn_ok.gif" alt="OK" border="0"></a>
              <a
href="javascript:submitForm('loginForm','loginrequestchangepassword')"><img
src="../images/cs/en_CA/btn_changepassword.gif" alt="Change Password"
border="0"></a>
			  <a href="javascript:submitForm('loginForm','preferences')"><img
src="../images/cs/en_CA/btn_preferences.gif" alt="Preferences"
border="0"></a>


<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
  <!--
  var focusControl = document.forms["loginForm"].elements["name"];

  if (focusControl.type != "hidden") {
     focusControl.focus();
  }
  // -->
</script>
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My code so far is this:
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from win32com.client import Dispatch
from time import sleep

ie = Dispatch('InternetExplorer.Application')
ie.Visible = 1
ie.Navigate("http://ispds-sepsr.prv:7500/cs/welcome.jsp")

while ie.ReadyState != 4:
    sleep(1)

doc = ie.Document

while doc.readyState != "complete":
    sleep(1)

doc.loginForm.name.value = 'username'
doc.loginForm.password.value = 'password'
doc.loginForm.loginform.action = '/cs/login.do'
-------------------------------------------------

Well it doesn't seem to work like other javascript sites (eg. like the
google.ca form)which is where i snagged the script from.
I don't really have a clue about this module, or even javascript so any
help would be appreciated.

P.S. sorry about the mess




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