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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Quick and easy - showing Python data hander output via a browser

From today's intermediate Python course - a new example of how to very quickly present the results of running an application on the web - [here].

The objective was to provide an almost-trivial way of letting results be viewed via a remote browser. No forms, no validation needed, no formatting of the plain text output. I used the oldfashioned common gateway interface.

My script starts:

  #!/usr/bin/env python
  print "Content-type: text/html\n"


And that's to tell the Apache httpd web server that the script is written in Python, and that the output is HTML.

You also need to enable CGI in your httpd.conf file (or a file it includes) and set the file to be executable.

In order to have the code that normally prints the results to file / stdout in a fixed width font, you'll want to put it within a preformatted style, or <pre> tag pair.

  print "<pre>"
  Output code goes here
  print "</pre>"

(written 2013-05-15, updated 2013-05-18)

 
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  [426] Robust checking of data entered by users - (2005-08-27)
  [433] FTP - how to make the right transfers - (2005-09-01)
  [903] Pieces of Python - (2006-10-23)
  [1745] Moodle, Drupal, Django (and Rails) - (2008-08-08)
  [2238] Handling nasty characters - Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, Lua - (2009-06-14)
  [2365] Counting Words in Python via the web - (2009-08-18)
  [4404] Which (virtual) host was visited? Tuning Apache log files, and Python analysis - (2015-01-23)
  [4536] Json load from URL, recursive display, Python 3.4 - (2015-10-14)


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