[mod_python] Publisher Handler

Emmanuel. M. Decarie emm at scriptdigital.com
Thu Dec 28 12:07:38 EST 2000


I just tried the publisher handler with the "hello.py" example found 
in the manual:

>""" Publisher example """
>def say(req, what="NOTHING"):
>     return "I am saying %s" % what


Its working fine. But I didn't find a way to send  some HTML. The 
publisher handler seems to always return "Content-Type: text/plain". 
How can I tell it  to return "Content-Type: text/html".

When I put at the top of the file "hello.py" this line:

from mod_python import apache

it look like that I can read the req object, but that I can't set values.

For example, If I rewrite the hello.py example:

from mod_python import apache

def say(req, what="NOTHING"):
	req.content_type = "text/html"
	req.send_http_header ()
	req.write (what)
	return apache.OK

And then try to access /hello.py/say, Apache is not serving the page.

I'm fairly new to Python, Apache and mod_python, so its a lot to swallow.

I'm using FreeBSD 4.0 and mod_python 2.7.1 and Python 2.0.

I like the way the publisher handler work, but I really need to have 
control on the HTTP headers returned by mod_python to be able to 
choose to publish plain text, html, or do redirection, send 404 code 
and so on.



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