Hi Jo,

On Jun 26, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Jo as Queeniebee wrote:


I've asked a question before about using Jinja2 with Twisted.Web, but now I have a more general question about rendering HTML docs within a Twisted web application.

All the examples on TwistedMatrix.com and the txTemplate adapter show that you pass the web page by either returning it as a string from render_Get or as a param in .render(). Is this true for all cases?

A Resource should either directly return bytes from a render* method, OR, return twisted.web.server.NOT_DONE_YET to indicate an asynchronous response will be returned *at some point*.  

API:  http://twistedmatrix.com/documents/current/api/twisted.web.resource.IResource.html#render

Also, these howtos may be useful to clarify the concept:

If you're just loading up a template from disk and rendering it with local data, you may find that synchronous load/render/return works fine. If you find that you are blocking the web server from servicing other requests because you are querying a database, or fetching something from a remote service or something, then you'll want to go the asynchronous route.

(Note that in your code below, there is really no reason to do it asynchronously)

This seems a bit inefficient when you have a file larger than <html><body> Hello, World!</body></html>.

If you are planning on streaming large amounts of data, then Twisted's producer/consumer api may be helpful:

I've written an HTML file complete with .css and .js. How to I pass that document to my Twisted.Web resource? When I use the code below, the context replaces all markup from my HTML file. How do I get around this? How do you pass a larger HTML file to Twisted.Web?

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*

import os, sys

from twisted.application import internet
from twisted.web.resource import Resource
from twisted.web import server
from twisted.internet import reactor

import txtemplate

TEMPLATE_DIR = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)),"templates")

class ThreadResource(Resource):
    def __init__(self):
        self.loader = txtemplate.Jinja2TemplateLoader(TEMPLATE_DIR)
    def getChild(self, name, request):
         return self
    def render_GET(self, request):
    template_name = "base.html"
        template = self.loader.load(template_name)
        context = {"greeting": "Enter"}
        def cb(content):
    d = template.render(**context)
        return server.NOT_DONE_YET

site = server.Site(ThreadResource())
reactor.listenTCP(8888, site)

Your code looks fine (w/ a minor fixup in __init__).  I did a quick test using your code and the context rendered fine. e.g. in 'base.html' I just have:

Greeting:  {{ greeting }}

Maybe your template is malformed?