[mod_python] Smart Card and mod_python and browser pluggins

Philippe C. Martin pmartin at snakecard.com
Wed Oct 19 09:56:01 EDT 2005

PS: are these basic web dev questions, and I should just go read a book/ join 
a web design newsgroup ?



On Wednesday 19 October 2005 03:03 am, Philippe C. Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I have "disabled"  the xml feature for now to go on with my study.
> I can talk to my smart card on the server side and get the information on
> the browser.
> On the browser side, I will, most likely, need to write browsers pluggins
> as it seem the only way (besides stuff like activeX which does not cover
> all the necessary platforms :-) to get access to a hardware device from the
> browser.
> The current authentication mechanism my cards use requires that data go
> back and forth a couple of times between the server (master/mother card)
> and the client (child card).
> Also the data exchanged, if possible, must not appear on the display. So I
> need some type of handler that'll allow that "back and forth/hidden
> exchange".
> My current assumption is that the two pluggins I will attack:
> firefox/mozilla and I/E will give me access to Javascript to discuss with
> mod_python.
> I know a _little_ about Javascript and it always has to do with writing and
> reading HTML tags (I'm not even sure that's the correct term)
> Is there some common mechanism avaialbe ?
> Is one of the solution to put the data on the page (maybe hidden tags ?).
> Still there is a need for some type of synchronization between both world.
> I hope my questions make sense.
> Thanks and regards,
> Philippe

Philippe C. Martin
SnakeCard, LLC
+1 405 694 8098

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