Greg Krohn ("X", "@")
Wed Aug 21 14:11:20 EDT 2002
"David Iungerich" <david.iungerich at kwe.com> wrote in message
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> I'm new to Python. I'm most comfortable with Java, but have done work in
> several other languages. So far Python has proven rather annoying to deal
> with. I'm trying to do a simple string comparison, but have had problems
> thus far. Essentially, I have code that does an http POST. I want to
> compare the response string with a copy of it that is in a file (previous
> request). This is essentially a test to see if a server is up and
> retrieving data correctly. If not, I'll be sending an e-mail to an admin.
> The actual string comparison is eluding me, though. I've tried the
> following. Any help would be appreciated.
> Obviously, this code is not complete. I'll be replacing several values
> attibutes pulled from an XML file. I'm just hardcoding things to test the
> process right now.
> postReply = urllib.urlopen("http://css.kwe.com/web.forte",
> print postReply
> f = open("D:\PythonServerMonitor\KWE1144589.dat","r")
> controlData = f.read()
> if (str(postReply) == str(controlData)): #Here is the problem.
> response = "<Result>Server Response - OK</Result>"
> response = "<Result>Server Not Responding</Result>"
> # e-mail appropriate party.
> return response
> I've also tried...
> if (strcmp(postReply, controlData) == 0):
> In Java, I would simply use the .equals( ) method available to string
Are you POSITVE the strings are EXACTLY equal? I would add:
print len(str(postReply)), str(postReply)
print len(str(controlData)), str(controlData)
somewhere in there, right before the if-block maybe.
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