[mod_python] mod_python Live examples

Amir Salihefendic amix at amix.dk
Tue Aug 17 08:24:02 EDT 2004

Hello Miles

I have tried several external systems (PSE, Albatross and Quixote) to 
use with mod_python. And I really didn't like them - - Resaon: I really 
don't like to learn an extra language just do template some HTML 

I come up with, that the most simplest and powerful way to do 
templateing is:
- Using publisher as your handler
- Using PSP as your template system

Now, this can be because I do both the code and design myself. And 
because I use XHTML+CSS combo (i.e. most of my HTML is just div 
layers). But if I didn't do both things myself, I really doubt any 
designer will want to learn an extra language to design websites. Other 
than that, if you cooperate on websitets then consider SimpleTal - it 
looks very design-friendly.

Anyway, if I was you, I would start off with publisher and PSP. They 
are very good at separating code from HTML - and you still use Python 
as your main language.

Kind regards
Amir Salihefendic
What we do in life echoes in eternity

Den 17/8-2004, kl. 1.51, skrev Miles K. Forrest:

>> I would also really like to see more examples. And get some advice :)!
> Glad I'm not alone :)  Thanks everyone for your feedback and links to
> working mod_python sites.  I'm beginning to see that mod_python's
> ability to open up the insides of apache is something really powerful.
>  I also get the sense that it's not meant for "newbies" like me who
> are used to building webpages with Windows tools like Dreamweaver and
> putting in the dynamic plumming with PHP.
> But I _want_ to learn.  And I'd like to seperate the HTML and Python
> code so I can still rely on HTML designers who, unlike myself, know
> how to build nice looking pages.  And I'd like to use Python.  But I
> can't seem to get a platform working.
> I figure I need to use templating to seperate the HTML and Python
> code.  I've read Grisha's article at onlamp.com:
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2004/02/26/python_server_pages.html
> I suppose having lots of choices when it comes to templating if you
> know what you're doing, but for someone like me the choice is
> difficult: which _should_ I choose?  Being told "it depends on what
> you're doing" doesn't help because I'm not sure what I'm going to do,
> I'm still learning.  I'm leaning towards PSP because it's built-in to
> mod_python, so it seems to me it will become a standard way of
> templating because it's already there.
> Can any gurus out there help guide this neophyte? (wincing a bit as I
> click send in fear of a "RTFM" retaliation - I've read so much my
> eyeballs are beginning to glaze over)
> Miles
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