Web Standardisation for Python
Traditionally, Python Web technology support entered the standard library through a process of gradual aggregation (see the cgi, httplib and urllib modules). However, various discussion groups, mailing lists and independent endeavours have sought to establish more usable standard APIs and modules over the years.
Standardisation Attempts and Proposals
WebStack presents a common request, response and session API for numerous servers and environments.
The old but still useful Web Programming topic guide - this should have been the focus for presenting the state of the art; the WebProgramming section now fulfils that role.
Despite rumours in the summer of 2006 that the BDFL had endorsed one particular Web framework, the official position on community standardisation after clarifications were made presumably remains as summarised in the following quote:
"I do recommend that web developers (I'm still not much of one) get together, share experiences, and ask the web framework developers to standardize low-level APIs in additionn [sic] to WSGI (PEP 333)."