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Old 01-08-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
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Only thing left is the cover. That part is even less documented on the website. More to read...

So far, the script looks like this with plenty of comments documenting what is happening.

PHP Code:
Microwave Journal Monthly Magazine
You need to sign up (free) and get username/password.

import re    # Import the regular expressions module.
from calibre.ptempfile import TemporaryFile # we need this for saving to a temp file

class MWJournal(BasicNewsRecipe):
# Title to use for the ebook.
title          u'Microwave Journal'

#A brief description for the ebook.
description u'Microwave Journal web site ebook created using rss feeds.'

# Set publisher and publication type.
publisher 'Horizon House'
publication_type 'magazine'
language 'en'
oldest_article 30        # monthly published magazine
max_articles_per_feed 100
# Disable stylesheets and javascript from site.
no_stylesheets True
True    # oh yeah... we need to login btw.

    # Timeout for fetching files from the server in seconds. The default of 120 seconds, seems somewhat excessive.
timeout 30
# Specify extra CSS - overrides ALL other CSS (IE. Added last).
extra_css 'body { font-family: verdana, helvetica, sans-serif; } \
                 .introduction, .first { font-weight: bold; } \
                 .cross-head { font-weight: bold; font-size: 125%; } \
                 .cap, .caption { display: block; font-size: 80%; font-style: italic; } \
                 .cap, .caption, .caption img, .caption span { display: block; text-align: center; margin: 5px auto; } \
                 .byl, .byd, .byline img, .byline-name, .byline-title, .author-name, .author-position, \
                    .correspondent-portrait img, .byline-lead-in, .name, .bbc-role { display: block; \
                    text-align: center; font-size: 80%; font-style: italic; margin: 1px auto; } \
                 .story-date, .published { font-size: 80%; } \
                 table { width: 100%; } \
                 td img { display: block; margin: 5px auto; } \
                 ul { padding-top: 10px; } \
                 ol { padding-top: 10px; } \
                 li { padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; } \
                 h1 { text-align: center; font-size: 175%; font-weight: bold; } \
                 h2 { text-align: center; font-size: 150%; font-weight: bold; } \
                 h3 { text-align: center; font-size: 125%; font-weight: bold; } \
                 h4, h5, h6 { text-align: center; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; }'

remove_tags    = [
dict(name='div'attrs={'class':'boxadzonearea350'}), # Removes banner ads
dict(name='font'attrs={'class':'footer'}),    # remove fonts if you do like your fonts more! Comment out to use website's fonts
# Remove various tag attributes to improve the look of the ebook pages.
remove_attributes = [ 'border''cellspacing''align''cellpadding''colspan',
'valign''vspace''hspace''alt''width''height' ]

# Remove the line breaks,
preprocess_regexps     = [(re.compile(r'<br[ ]*/>'re.IGNORECASE), lambda m''),
re.compile(r'<br[ ]*clear.*/>'re.IGNORECASE), lambda m'')]
# Select the feeds that you are interested.
feeds          = [
u'Current Issue'u''),
u'Industry News'u''),
#(u'Resources', u''),
                        #(u'Buyer"s Guide', u''),
#(u'All Updates', u''),

cover_url ''
def print_version(selfurl):
        this function uses the print version of the article.  Replaces the URL with its print version and fetch that page instead.
return url.replace('''')
def get_browser(self):
        Microwave Journal website, directs the login page to once login info is submitted, redirects to with again the browser logs in into that site (hidden from the user). To overcome this obstacle, first login page is fetch and its output is stored to an HTML file. Then the HTML file is opened again and second login form is submitted (Many thanks to Barty which helped with second page login).
br BasicNewsRecipe.get_browser() 
self.username is not None and self.password is not None:
url = (''#  main login page.
       # fetch the 1st login page
br.select_form('login')        # finds the login form
br['EMAIL_ADDRESS']   = self.username    # fills the username
br['PASSWORD'] = self.password        # fills the password
raw br.submit().read()        # submit the form and read the 2nd login form
            # save it to an htm temp file (from ESPN recipe written by  Kovid Goyal
with TemporaryFile(suffix='.htm') as fname:
with open(fname'wb') as f:
br.select_form(nr=0)    # finds submit on the 2nd form
didwelogin br.submit().read()        # submit it and read the return html
if 'Welcome ' not in didwelogin:    # did it login successfully? Is Username/password correct?
raise Exception('Failed to login, are you sure your username and password are correct?')
#login is done
return br 

Actually it uses the ESPN recipe's technique to and dump the 1st login page into the temp folder. I am actually ready to write a couple paragraph and add them into here teaching others how to solve the problem with two HTML login.
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