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CGI Scripts

The [http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-cgi.html cgi module] is at the core of the Python CGI scripts.

Basically, you just need to print out an HTTP header ("Content-type: text/html"), a web page, and handle any forms you may have received.

Getting Apache's permissions just right can be annoying, and is sadly beyond this page's scope.

Sample Code

   1 #!/usr/bin/env python
   2 
   3 import cgi
   4 
   5 print "Content-type: text/html"
   6 print
   7 print
   8 
   9 print """
  10 <html>
  11 
  12 <head><title>Sample CGI Script</title></head>
  13 
  14 <body>
  15 
  16   <h3> Sample CGI Script </h3>
  17 """
  18 
  19 form = cgi.FieldStorage()
  20 if form.has_key( "message" ):
  21     message = form["message"].value
  22 else:
  23     message = "(no message)"
  24 
  25 print """
  26 
  27   <p>Previous message: %s</p>
  28 
  29   <p>form:</p>
  30 
  31   <form method="post" action="index.cgi">
  32     <p>message: <input type="text" name="message"/></p>
  33   </form>
  34 
  35 </body>
  36 
  37 </html>
  38 """ % message

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