python-announce moderation (was: Re: ANN: ClientForm 0.2.2 released)

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Mar 23 19:25:57 CET 2006


Hmm, hschilling at nasa.gov, who are you?  python-announce moderator?  I 
didn't put you on my To: line (nor python-list for that matter, but I 
guess that's a reasonable place for it to go...).

Also FYI, it ended up going to wwwsearch-general twice, I guess because 
the you (or the moderation software) forwarded it there after moderation, 
which isn't really necessary.


John

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, John J Lee wrote:

> http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/ClientForm/
>
> This is the first stable release of ClientForm 0.2.
>
> (See below for the list of changes since 0.2.1b.)
>
> Many improvements have been made as part of the 0.2 release, thanks
> largely to Gary Poster, Benji York and their employer Zope Corporation
> as part of their work on zope.testbrowser.  These include:
>
> * 0.1 backwards compatibility mode (backwards_compat switch).
> * Greatly improved support for labels, including control labels.
> * Added first-class support for list items and labels.
> * A few methods have been added, and many superfluous methods
>  deprecated.
> * The example script on the web page / README.html is now an
>  executable script in the examples directory, that runs against a
>  test page on the wwwsearch.sourceforge.net site.
> * Label matching is now by substring (after compression of
>  whitespace), not by exact string equality.
> * Support for list item ids.
> * Finding controls or items now raises AmbiguityError if no nr
>  argument is supplied and the other arguments do not uniquely
>  identify the control or item.  The old behaviour is restored by
>  passing nr=0.
> * Fix multiple identical list item behaviour.
> * Fixed a bug where disabled list items were successful (got sent back
>  to the server).
> * More intuitive disabled list item behaviour.
> * Large sections of the module have been reimplemented using classes
>  Item and Label, making for better code.
> * Added ListControl.get(), ListControl.get_items(),
>  HTMLForm.set_value_by_label(), and HTMLForm.get_value_by_label()
>  methods.
> * Applied patch from Titus Brown to add .clear() method to all
>  Controls.
> * The following ListControl methods have been deprecated:
>  possible_items
>  get_item_attrs
>  set_item_disabled
>  get_item_disabled
>  set_single
>  toggle_single
>  set
>  toggle
> * The following HTMLForm methods have been deprecated:
>  possible_items
>  set_single
>  toggle_single
>  set
>  toggle
> * The by_label argument of the following methods has been deprecated:
>  get_value
>  set_value
> * Added support for setuptools / EasyInstall / Python Eggs.
> * Make entitydefs more sane.  Expose entitydefs in ParseFile /
>  ParseResponse functions.
>
>
> Changes since 0.2.1b:
>
> * Fixes to setup.py &c.
> * Follow IE and Firefox on algorithm for choosing MIME boundary --
>  servers are buggy on this.
> * Fix POST multipart/form-data parameter ordering (patch from
>  Balazs Ree) and ImageControl ordering.
> * Fix .fixup() of disabled select with no selected options (John
>  Wayne).
> * Encoding fixes.
> * Add BeautifulSoup support (not yet well tested).
> * Switch from htmllib to sgmllib.
> * Add form name to str(HTMLForm).
> * Make parser debugging a bit easier.
>
>
> Requires Python 2.0 or newer.
>
> 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 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("http://www.example.com/form.html"),
>                      backwards_compat=False)
> form = forms[0]
> print form
> form["author"] = "Gisle Aas"
>
> # form.click() returns a urllib2.Request object
> # (see HTMLForm.click.__doc__ if you don't have urllib2)
> response = urlopen(form.click("Thanks"))
>
>
> John
>
>
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