mini browser with python
inq1ltd at inqvista.com
Fri Dec 7 17:37:01 CET 2012
On Thursday, December 06, 2012 03:15:42 PM Terry Reedy
> On 12/6/2012 1:15 PM, inq1ltd wrote:
> > On Thursday, December 06, 2012 05:19:38 PM John
> > > In <mailman.567.1354808057.29569.python-
list at python.org> inq1ltd
> > <inq1ltd at inqvista.com> writes:
> > > > Right now I need some way to display
> > > > 15 to 20 lines of html in its own window or
> > > > as part of my screen.
> > >
> > > Could you open a shell window and run a text web
browser such as
> > > Lynx?
> > That is a possibility but then every machine
> > will have to have Lynx. That is not quite
> > what the customer wants.
> > Also, I can download the site to a file,
> Or you can download and work with it in memory.
> > convert the data to text,
> Using existing html parser.
> > then display it in a Text widget.
> The complication in displaying html is with placing images
> boxed content, including tables, and flowing text around the
> the html you want to work with is simple and has a somewhat
> format, you should be able to extract all the info as either text
> table and be able to format and place it how you want.
What you are suggesting is what was suggested when this
project was originally discussed.
However, I was naive about the complications of simply
viewing a web page. And, making something like this work on
Linux and Windows.
I've come to the conclusion that processing the data with
a parser and formatting it in a widget is the only way to make it
work on both platforms. Parsing the data also gives one the
ability to produce a module that will work in multiple versions of
either platform and still keep control of all of the code.
I appreciate the Help,
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