Beating a Timeout

MRAB google at
Wed Jan 21 18:28:20 CET 2009

K-Dawg wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> <> so it does not work in any other browser).  I was 
> hoping to have something simple like:
> #c:\Python25\python
> import urllib
> import urllib2
> import time
> while True:
>  result = urllib.urlopen("the_URL 
> <>")
>  print "Retrieved Page"
>  time.sleep(300)
> But this is not working....  The code on the page uses a hidden iFrame 
> that has a javascript file that monitors the time and intiates the 
> 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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