[racket] Browser module for OAuth use?

From: Rodolfo Carvalho (rhcarvalho at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Feb 2 21:46:27 EST 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 22:29, Jonathan Schuster <schuster at ccs.neu.edu>wrote:

> I'm starting to write some Racket bindings for the Facebook API, and I'm
> trying to get the authentication up and running. They use an OAuth system
> that, for desktop clients, requires that your app open a browser window to
> allow the user to login. Once they've done that, your app is supposed to
> detect a navigation within the browser and extract the access token out of
> the new URL so that it can be used in all subsequent Facebook API calls.
> Does anyone know if there's some sort of browser module in Racket that
> would fulfill my needs? Specifically, it should send some sort of
> signal/event to my program every time it navigates to a new page, and
> should provide the URL on each navigation. I found the launch-browser
> project on PLaneT (
> http://planet.plt-scheme.org/display.ss?package=launch-browser.plt&owner=oesterholt),
> but that only takes care of starting a browser, not tracking it. Thoughts?

There is a Browser module:

I just don't know whether it fulfills your needs... maybe.


Rodolfo Carvalho
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