Couple of questions.. (sorry for the long mail)
Has anyone coded HTML API generation a la DocXMLRPCServer (in Python
2.3) for Twisted's XML-RPC?
I have a basic implementation that for any GET request spits out an ugly
HTML list by using the XML-RPC introspection calls. If someone has done
something similar (well, *better*) I'd be interested in hearing.
To implement this I'm doing:
def render(self, request):
if HTTP Basic AUTH ok:
# Let resource delegate request based on the method type
return resource.Resource.render(self, request)
return 401 HTML page
def render_POST(self, request):
# All POST requests are XML-RPC calls.
return xmlrpc.XMLRPC.render(self, request)
def render_GET(self, request):
# All GET requests get the HTML API.
return HTML for API
This works, but I'm curious if this is the 'right' way to do this?
HTTP is a stateless protocol, but I'll be using persistent HTTP/1.1
connections (with practically no timeouts) and would like to link such a
connection to a state/session object for each client connection. I can
there a better way to do this? I realise HTTP as a transport for my
setup probably isn't the most elegant solution, but it's easy to use.
Thanks for any help,