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Another way to proceed would be to hack on the browser side. If you're using Firefox, an Autofill extension might help.

If you're using Windows, you might be able to use the Win32::CtrlGUI modules to get the handle of the javascript pop-up, and fill in the fields that way. ( I have no idea if the same kind of thing can be done in X.)

If you are using, or are allowed to look at the source code for the AMANDA backup software, it has a complete and working implementation of using the changer's built-in bar code reader to determine which tapes are in which slots. (Overland's web site says that bar code support is built in.)

I checked the Overland web site, but couldn't find any reference to an API.

If you go the packet-sniffing route, be prepared for at least some encryption. The "BrowserID" parameter looks like a session ID or possibly part of an encryption key. Check to see if it changes from time to time, always increases, etc.

Of all these options, I think your best bet is to talk to the changer as a SCSI device if possible. (I'm assuming the device is connected to a server via SCSI.)


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In reply to Re: How to screen-scrape a page that uses a Java applet for authentication? by paulbort
in thread How to screen-scrape a page that uses a Java applet for authentication? by grinder

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