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Re^2: WWW::Scripter eval of JQuery

by ait (Friar)
on Mar 06, 2012 at 02:52 UTC ( #958009=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: WWW::Scripter eval of JQuery
in thread WWW::Scripter eval of JQuery

Thanks for the thorough explanation... I had the feeling that evaling JQuery might have been probably overkill for what I really need. Yep, I looked at mechanize::firefox but it seems to require firefox running with a GUI. Do you know if there is any way to run firefox without GUI or run the Gecko engine as a library, I mean much like Spidermonkey? Maybe using Xvfb or maybe Firefox itself has the ability to run GUI-less like other GUI-intensive apps?, for example Inkscape which has a console/batch mode (e.g. to convert SVG to PDF).


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Re^3: WWW::Scripter eval of JQuery
by tobyink (Abbot) on Mar 06, 2012 at 08:26 UTC

    Not tried this with Firefox, but many years ago I did something along these lines with OpenOffice.org to generate PDF files from various other formats. I used TightVNC Server to create a spare X11 display and ran OpenOffice.org on that.

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