Results of executing hyperlink in script

Muddy Coder cosmo_general at
Wed Jan 28 23:49:14 CET 2009

Hi Folks,

My previous post got a many helps from the people, and I tested what
they suggested. Since this topic maybe needed in future, so I drop
these lines below to help the future programmers. The methods worked
as below:

1. This method was suggested by Cameron Laird:

      os.system("start %s" % URL)

It works. But, if the URL contains character &, it will fail. For
example, if URL has only one field, such as:
this method works well. But, if there more than one field need to be
input, such as,
the field password failed to reach server, and the CGI script

2. The best way is to use urllib2, suggested by Ron Barak, my code is

import urllib2
source = urllib2.urlopen(URL).read()
print source

It successfully triggered CGI script, and also got feedback from
server. It works very well!

My thanks go to all the helpers!

Muddy Coder

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