[Tutor] How to open IE7 to a certain URL?
mail at timgolden.me.uk
Fri Feb 29 14:07:20 CET 2008
Dick Moores wrote:
> I keep missing a certain weekly program on my local NPR station. My
> idea is to record it using software I have, Easy Hi-Q Recorder. I can
> set it to start recording when the program starts, 8pm, but I need to
> have the program playing on my computer. The URL for the station's
> audio is http://www.kuow.org/real.ram .
> I've got this so far:
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> import time
> b = '20:00:00'
> while True:
> a = time.strftime('%H:%M:%S')
> if a == b:
> print "TIME!"
> Obviously, I need to replace the 'print "TIME"' line with something
> that will open IE7 to http://www.kuow.org/real.ram . But what?
Sidestepping slightly, the natural way to open a URL using
whatever's set up to do so is with os.startfile:
I was going to say that, to use IE7 explicitly, you should
use the webbrowser module. But then I realised that, for
reasons which I'm sure are extremely good but which elude
me for now, iexplorer is not one of the registered browsers.
As a fallback, you can look for its apppath entry in the registry
and use subprocess to call that.
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