How to get the selected text of the webpage in chrome through python ?
d at davea.name
Tue Jan 8 14:11:30 CET 2013
On 01/08/2013 07:38 AM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:20:28 -0800 (PST), iMath <redstone-cold at 163.com>
> declaimed the following in gmane.comp.python.general:
>> How to get the selected text of the webpage in chrome through python ?
> Chrome is a browser, is it not... If you want to get the text in
> Python, you have to write the equivalent of a browser -- something that
> parses the returned HTML message, extracting the parts you want.
To get a selection, you can either wait till it's copied to the
clipboard, and get it from there, or you can write a addon for the
application. Since Chrome accepts addons, I suggest you research that
angle. Probably mozilla.org is the place to start, and function
nsISelectionController::GetSelection() might be some place to examine.
You might find some hints in
if you are going to work with the clipboard, realize that it works quite
differently from one OS to another, and even from one desktop manager to
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