Python as an alternative to JavaScript?

Martin von Loewis loewis at
Sat Nov 18 13:55:01 CET 2000

"Benjamin Scherrey" <scherrey at> writes:

> I'm very interested in some kind of web-browser plugin that would
> allow me to embed Python into a webpage like one can currently do
> with JavaScript. Does such a thing exist and, if not, what kind of
> effort would be involved to implement such a thing? Are there any
> major sticking points? My platforms of choice are Netscape/Explorer
> under Windows and Netscape under Linux.

It is very easy to embed Python into IE, since both IE and Python
support the ActiveScripting architecture; just look at the relevant
PythonWin demos.

There used to be a Python plugin for Netscape. I don't know whether
that is still functional.


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