Autofill a web page

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Thu Jul 9 13:29:25 EDT 2015


My initial thought on this was to render the web page URL in an LC browser
object, fill in the form's fields with some sort of LC scripting, and send
a mouse click action to the form's Submit button.  Is that impractical?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:25 AM Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

>
> On Jul 9, 2015, at 11:15 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Devin.  I was meaning I wanted to do this in a Livecode app so
> > sounds like there is hope.  I will check out the links you sent.
> >
> > Another complication is that the form includes a Captcha code so that
> will
> > have to be supplied manually.  Off topic, but am I the only one that
> finds
> > the majority of these Captcha codes pretty much unreadable, especially on
> > tablets/phones?  I guess there are different types of code, I'm referring
> > to the ones that are blurry photos of house numbers/street names.
>
> I haven’t ever had to deal with Captcha images, but it might be as
> straightforward as finding image data in the web form and rendering it in a
> LC image object. It might be an interesting exercise.
>
> D
>
>
> Devin Asay
> Office of Digital Humanities
> Brigham Young University
>
>
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