[clug] Automating firefox

Michael Cohen scudette at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 11:17:01 GMT 2008

Hi All,
  It has been some time, but I would like to thank all who replied to
this thread. Especially Brad Hards whos konqueror solution won out. I
found the python-dcop bindings and am running konqueror in a
vncsession (just so I can connect and interact with it if needed). The
result is very good, except that I could not figure a way to know when
the page has finished rendering so Its a little slow with a big fat
sleep between the openurl and the print call.

Its a little rough but got me out of trouble.


On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Brad Hards <bradh at frogmouth.net> wrote:
> On Monday 14 January 2008 06:44:04 am Brad Hards wrote:
>  > On Monday 14 January 2008 12:34:32 am Michael Cohen wrote:
>  > > I have a need in my web application to generate some pdfs from html
>  > > pages. I looked around the net and found lots of little scripts but
>  > > none produces anywhere near the quality that I need. I want to get a
>  > > near true replication o f the web page which means that it needs to
>  > > parse css properly, insert images etc.
>  >
>  > Does it render correctly under Konqueror? If so, you can probably automate
>  > it with dcop to do what you want.
>  Here is how:
>  Set up a default printer (i.e. the print to PDF), then do:
>  myref=`dcopstart konqueror`
>  dcop $myref konqueror-mainwindow\#1 openURL "http://www.clug.org.au"
>  dcop $myref html-widget1 print true
>  Then move the output file.
>  Brad
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