View Full Version : [SOLVED] Automating web tasks
July 30th, 2011, 07:48 PM
I wish to find a library for controlling a web browser (preferably Firefox) in Ubuntu. There is a very good library for Windows, which is written in C# and allows controlling Firefox or IE. It is called WatiN: http://watin.org/
I am looking for a similar library, preferably in Mono (but I can work with python too) that offers the same features for Firefox in Ubuntu.
July 31st, 2011, 01:16 AM
I don't know of a similar library, but consider what exactly you are trying to do. You can automate HTTP requests to certain URLs, for example, by using the library curl (http://curl.haxx.se/) for C, wget (http://www.gnu.org/s/wget/) on the command line (curl is also a program for that), httplib (http://docs.python.org/library/httplib.html) in Python, LWP::UserAgent (http://search.cpan.org/~gaas/libwww-perl-6.02/lib/LWP/UserAgent.pm) for Perl, and many others.
July 31st, 2011, 06:00 AM
July 31st, 2011, 06:23 AM
July 31st, 2011, 06:24 AM
Depending on the site they might have a compatibility mode for older browsers, and that would be the most helpful path.
July 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM
Seems like the thing I was looking for. Thank you! :)
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