Beating a Timeout
google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Jan 21 18:28:20 CET 2009
> I am trying to write a python script that I can run to prevent a timeout
> of webpage. I have to use a system at work that keeps track of issues.
> I use this a couple of time an hour and it times out after 10 minutes.
> The system is really crummy and it rejects your username and password
> about 30-40 times before it takes it. It is supposed to integrate with
> Active Directory and I don't think it does it very well.
> So I have this open in Internet Explorer (its all in asp.net
> <http://asp.net> so it does not work in any other browser). I was
> hoping to have something simple like:
> import urllib
> import urllib2
> import time
> while True:
> result = urllib.urlopen("the_URL
> print "Retrieved Page"
> But this is not working.... The code on the page uses a hidden iFrame
> timeout. The src of the hidden iFrame is what I keep trying to grab.
> It is still timing out in IE. Once it times out in IE I get an error in
> my script saying:
> IOError: [Errno socket error] (10060, 'Operation timed out')
> The system is terrible but I am stuck with it. If it doesn't kick me
> out, at least its bearable...
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
Have you looked at mechanize?
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