html page mail link to webmail program

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Nov 12 03:28:24 CET 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at> wrote:
> Ethan Furman <ethan at> writes:
>> Okay, the explicit Python question: Clicking on a mail link in a web
>> browser can start an external program. I would like that external
>> program to be a Python script that [controls an already-running web
>> browser to visit a URL and operate a web application].
>> Surely this can be done in Python.
> Perhaps. I'd advise a web search for “python script web browser”, and be
> prepared for also learning how your specific operating system allows
> programs to control each other in separate processes.

Or just look at in the standard library, which has a
way of invoking a web browser - probably something trivially easy,
like calling on the webbrowser module, but it's more fun to look it up
via the arcane.


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