[Web-SIG] Defining a standard interface for common web tasks
Thijs van der Vossen
t.vandervossen at fngtps.com
Fri Oct 24 04:09:38 EDT 2003
On Friday 24 October 2003 09:58, David Fraser wrote:
> Thijs van der Vossen wrote:
> >Mod_python is probably _not_ a good starting point for a generic web
> > server API because it's purpose is to directly expose the Apache API. It
> > makes no sense to model a generic interface on a mostly direct mapping to
> > the internals of _one_ specific server.
> I'm not saying that the interface should be modelled on mod_python.
Ok. That's clear then.
> But that mod_python is an important thing to consider when designing the
> interface. Apache is the most popular web server on the web.
> What this means is, if a Python Web API is designed that requires lots
> of unintuitive code for a mod_python implementation, it's badly designed
If a Python Web API is designed that requires lots of unintuitive code for a
_any_ server implementation, it's badly designed.
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