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Posted on 2016-11-06
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I have a private cms summary page of posts and each post has a unique link.  When I do a source on the post hyperlinks I see the links are not there so they are  being created dynamically.  When you mouseover the links they show in the status bar of the browser.  I need to be able to save the links into a variable so I can use them in another script that I have written already.

I am on Windows 7 and I can do any version of Python.  I have 2.7 and 3.5.2 already.

Because the cms is private I can't give you a link.  It appears to be javascript so what can be done in Python to capture the value of the url/link?  I have firebug & Chrome developer tools if you need any further details.
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by:leakim971
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Once the links are on the page (you see their value on mouse over) run this in your browser debugger console :

var __links = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
for(var i=0;i<__links.length;i++)
    console.log(__links[i].href);

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if each link have a class, you can filter them by class.
you should be able to see them doign a right click and choose view source using Chrome
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by:sharingsunshine
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Is there a way to filter on #editor?  Or, can you do regex in the script?  Here is an actual link that your script pulled out.

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2213276582068581739#editor/target=post;postID=3109894752048232249;onPublishedMenu=overview;onClosedMenu=overview;postNum=29;src=link

class is used too much in other links causing firebug to reach it's limit.  I tried Chrome's developer console but it isn't as easy to work with as firebug.  Is there a way to output this to a file on the server or desktop?  Then I can use my own tools to cull the list.
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what is "#editor" ?

of course we can use a condition/filter

var __links = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
for(var i=0;i<__links.length;i++)
    if(__links[i].SOME_ATTRIBUTE == "SOME_VALUE") console.log(__links[i].href);

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Another example using a regex checking if the ID of the link contain "editor" :
var __links = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
for(var i=0;i<__links.length;i++)
    if(/editor/.test(__links[i].id) console.log(__links[i].href);

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by:sharingsunshine
ID: 41878059
This is great thanks for the help.
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