[mod_python] Writing modules in Python

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Wed Sep 14 22:02:50 EDT 2005

This sort of conversion or data manipulation should be achievable
within the context of mod_python. You aren't though strictly going
to be producing an "Apache module", but simply a mod_python content

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On 10/09/2005, at 10:25 AM, Devraj Mukherjee wrote:

> Hi Graham,
> Thank you for your response.
> One of my projects requires me to extract some information from an 
> OpenOffice document and place it on a page. I am looking at going a 
> step forward and I wish to have an Apache module that can handle the 
> OpenOffice document so I can produce a more generic piece of software 
> to handle these OO documents.
> Looking forward to your suggestions and once again thanks for your 
> time.
> Devraj
> Graham Dumpleton wrote:
>> On 08/09/2005, at 11:50 PM, Devraj Mukherjee wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I am a newbie to mod_python (I have programmed in Python before) and
>>> having trouble understanding if using mod_python or one of the 
>>> related
>>> projectes (such as mod_snake which seems to be dea) I can actually 
>>> develop
>>> Apache modules in Python.
>>> I have been tossing the option of writing modules for Apache for a 
>>> while
>>> and have been wanting to avoid C programming ;-) if I can write them 
>>> in
>>> Python it will be my prefered way.
>> It really depends on what you are trying to do. You are not going to 
>> be
>> able to do what a full blown Apache module can do as mod_python 
>> doesn't
>> expose everything in the Apache API. You can still do various things
>> though.
>> Thus, it all depends on what you want to do. You might like to 
>> describe
>> what you want to do and we may be able to give a better answer as to
>> whether it will be possible.
>> Graham

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