On Thursday, January 13, 2005, at 08:15  PM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> On Thursday 13 January 2005 05:11 pm, JonathanKohl wrote:
>> Watir just had a version 1.0 release last week, and plans are underway
>> to make it drive other web browsers than just Internet Explorer. To 
>> get
>> an idea of how Watir works, the first version of user guide is here:
>> http://wtr.rubyforge.org/watir_user_guide.html
>> Disclaimer: I'm a contributor to Watir.
>
> I just stumbled across watir from a posting on Brian Maricks blog and 
> am
> considering using it at work where having IE available isn't an issue.
>
> But I'm running Linux at home and a non-IE solution would be great.  
> Have you
> considered writing a ruby-based browser skeleton?  Just enough browser 
> to
> request web pages and give information to your browser controller 
> software.
> Actually rendering wouldn't be necessary (I think). It would be quite 
> useful.

Try webunit:

     http://www.xpenguin.biz/download/webunit/index-en.html

~ Patrick