[mod_python] Getting access to a file from a post.

Christopher Sean Hilton chris at vindaloo.com
Thu Jul 17 09:09:54 EST 2003

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 10:47:37PM -0500, Dustin Mitchell wrote:


> If I'm not mistaken, you're using the publisher handler for this, and
> curl will generate a POST request.  Publisher, by virtue of using
> util.FieldStorage, will try to read that POST data as form data
> (depending on the content-type; it might just throw up a
> So the long and short of it is that publisher will gobble your request
> body, because publisher is intended to talk to a web browser, which
> only sends a certain kind of data there (form data).  If you'd like to
> parse some other format of request body, you'll have to forgo publisher
> and do that in a native handler.  That handler could look very much like
> what you've got:
> # note the name 'handler' is mandatory
> def handler(req):
>   XmlData = req.readlines() # are you sure you want a list of lines?
>   ...
> and in your Apache config,
>   PythonHandler iface
> Hope this helps.  Hope I'm right.  Please correct me if I am not.

The assumption that I'm using the Publisher is correct. I will try the
code I have against the native handler this morning and post my
results to the list.

 - Chris

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