Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Scripting on Linux
Author: Duncan Smeed Posted: 5/17/1999; 9:18:19 AM Topic: Scripting on Linux Msg #: 6356 (In response to 6342) Prev/Next: 6355 / 6357
The only real way to script Netscape is via its command-line arguments. (These are fairly sophisticated, and allow you to communicate with an already-running copy of Navigator.)
Coincidentally, I am marking my final year undergraduate projects today and two of my students implemented a Linux-based public messaging system using old, keyboardless, mouseless, 486 PCs with Navigator. One of the projects incorporated a simple keypad connected via the parallel port for forward, back and 'more info' functionality. The URLs for these were (optionally) encoded in the
and the remote-control utility was used to script Navigator. We called the project(s) Intranet Exploiter ;-)
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