Re: making WWW submissions using stk

From: Erick Gallesio <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 19:17:33 +0100 (CET)

Brian Denheyer writes:
> Using S-scape from stk I now have some relatively simple code which
> can fetch web pages. However, I couldn't find any examples of doing
> form submissions. I do have some scsh code, but I haven't figured out
> what it's doing yet to the degree that I can implement it in stk.
> Does anybody know of some straighforware examples of "submitting"
> forms, e.g. submitting a search query to alta vista, or something
> similar. Doesn't have to be in scheme, although that's helpful
> (obviously).

This is definitively something that would be useful. It is not in the
actual version since when I have started S-scape, my intend was to
provide an easy way to browse the documentation. In this context,
forms are not necessary. However, it seems that this addition should
not be too complicate to add (I must admit that I have not read the
RFC discussing forms for sending the request, but it seems feasible).
Note that implementing buttons or entry embedded in the html widget
should not be very similar to the image implementation (an image is
embedded in a label).

If there is interest in such an extension I will try to have a
look. However, it will be after the release of 4.0 which is so near
that I don't want to delay it anymore.

                -- Erick
Received on Thu Dec 17 1998 - 19:16:34 CET

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