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Re: Scritp's

From: Steve Heaney <heaney@cambridge.scr.slb.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 95 10:10:28 BST
Message-Id: <9508160910.AA27613@cambridge.scr.slb.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org

The www-talk list is really intended for "technical discussions for 
those developing WWW software".  Questions related to CGI scripts 
should go to comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi.  Having said that, 
I don't think what you're asking for can be done via CGI.  

The simplest tool to use for "automating" client requests is the 
W3C line mode browser[1], which can be invoked from a Unix shell script. 
Alternatively, if you want to do more elaborate stuff, I've found the 
Python scripting language [2] very useful.

Bear in mind that automating the retrieval implies that you are storing 
your password somewhere for the program to retrieve - not a good idea! 

Steve Heaney
Schlumberger Cambridge Research.

[1] http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/LineMode/Status.html
[2] http://www.python.org/
Received on Wednesday, 16 August 1995 05:13:08 GMT

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