[mod_python] One index.py for all subdirectories

Manfred Stienstra manfred.stienstra at dwerg.net
Mon Dec 20 12:29:05 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 11:42 -0500, Alexis Marrero-Narváez wrote:
> All,
> How can I setup Apache2, in such way that I only need one index.py for 
> all subdirectories. For instance here is a directory structure:
> /persons
> 	/john
> 		/daughters
> 			/anna
> 			/alicia
> 	/mary
> 	index.py
> I want the index.py in /persons to be used everytime the user access 
> any URI under /persons. So if the user GET 
> http://host.com/persons/john/daugthers/ apache handles the request by 
> sending it to index.py inside /persons instead of trying to get 
> /persons/john/daughters/index.py?
> Are there any tricks other than using mod_rewrite?

Remember, introspection is your friend. Something like this:


import stuff

def handler(req):
  parts = req.request_uri.split('/')
    getattr(stuff, "handle_%s" % parts[1])(req, parts[1:])
  except AttributeError:
    stuff.handle_error(req, parts)


def handle_john(req, parts):

def handle_mary(req, parts):

def handle_error(req, parts):
  req.status = 404
  req.write("you done screwed up!")

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