Simple example of BaseHTTPServer use
DavidL at raqia.com
Fri Jun 15 02:18:17 CEST 2001
A little light just went on and maybe I get it. If I want to have a
'Content-length: 572' in the header, do I need to issue a
'send_header('Content-length: 572') ?
Assuming that is correct, then I am responsible for computing the
content length. There is only one thing I still don't get. When I send
stuff back to the client using wfile.write('foo')
when do things get sent? As soon as I issue the command or do I need to
do a flush or close or something like that?
Doug Fort wrote:
> David Lees wrote:
> > I would like to use the BaseHTTPServer class to handle a PUT and send
> > back some http. I am sending the headers back correctly I think, but no
> > data appears to be going back. I am probably using the wfile instance
> > variable incorrectly. Here is sample code I am working on.
> > def do_PUT(self):
> > self.send_response(200,'<response></response>\n')
> > self.send_header("Content-type", "text/html")
> > self.wfile.write('junker goes\nout here\n')
> > self.end_headers()
> > Thanks in advance.
> > David Lees
> I believe you need to call end_headers() before attempting to send any
> data. end_headers() writes a blank line which is followed by the data. I
> recommend Frederik Lundh's book "Python Standard Library" from O'Reilly, it
> has good clear examples and list lists at US$29.95 unlike the bloated $50
> books that line the shelves.
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