[elinks-dev] Re: [elinks-users] Perl usage for out of browser navigation

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Fri Oct 21 04:56:58 PDT 2005


Don Fanning <don at 00100100.net> wrote Thu, Oct 20, 2005:
> I am writing a script that scrapes certain webpage information.
> Currently I have it working in WWW::MozEmbed but I would like to convert
> it to elinks.  The problem I'm having is that there seems to be a lack
> of documentation pertaining to controling elinks outside the browser
> interface.  For instance, I would like a perl script to spawn the
> browser (unfortunately piping to a text file doesn't work so it has to
> be interactive) then what happens is that the remote page is written
> with a HTTP-refresh which elinks does beautifully.  Afterwards, the new
> page comes up and I'll scrape the results. (URL and text within the
> page).
> 
> How would I go about writing this up?  I've spent all day/night reading
> the docs and examples within contrib/ but most of it deals with
> reformating url's and scripting within the browser and less of what's
> outside the browser.  How would I call elinks to run a script?

That is not supported. If you used Lua you can run scripts interactively
but not 'remotely' however adding some kind of thing like

	--remote 'runScript(...)'

doesn't sounds too bad. A patch is welcome.

-- 
Jonas Fonseca



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