Can CleintForm work with webbrowser?

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Mon Mar 2 06:49:51 CET 2009

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Muddy Coder <cosmo_general at> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> ClientForm is cool at grabbing and parsing stuff from server, I like
> it. After the stuff parsed, and even filled values for the Controls, I
> popped up an idea of displaying what I had done with webbrowser. Look
> at the code:
> import ClientForm
> import urllib2
> import webbrowser
> request = urllib2.Request(url)
> response = urllib2.urlopen(request)
> forms = ClientForm.ParseResponse(response, backwards_compat=False)
> ...parsing and filling forms
> # now I want to display the forms I modified, with webbrowser
> webbrowser.open_new_tab (???)
> ??? is supposed to be a url. But this moment I want to display the
> form I filled. Obviously webbrowser takes url as argument rather than
> a form.  Is there other options to do this? Somebody can help? Thanks!

You could run a local HTTP server in another Python process/thread
using SimpleHTTPServer
( and have it
serve the modified webpage you produce. Then you could call webbrowser
with a localhost address corresponding to the HTTP server you're


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