Help: I want a chat script!
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Mon Feb 11 22:34:12 CET 2002
"Chris Gonnerman" <chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net> wrote in
news:mailman.1013350037.30507.python-list at python.org:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Flavian Hardcastle" <deathtospam43423 at altavista.com>
>> "Chris Gonnerman" <chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net> wrote in
>> news:mailman.1013316023.10782.python-list at python.org:
>> > "PERL type CGI's" should be read "scripts". You can't run Python,
>> > Perl, Ruby,
>> > Lua, etc. from this particular server.
>> > Try Xitami. It is quite compatible with Python. http://xitami.com
>> Thanx. I'm downloading it as we speak.
> I have used it a little; Steve Holden wrote about it in his book which
> I just finished reading.
>> So with this server, will I be able to just send info direct from my
>> browser form to a file? If I can do that, then I'm up and running.
> I'm not sure what you are saying here. You don't send info "to a
> file," you send it to a CGI script. Your script must handle the data
> from there.
>> > The form looks good, but where is script.cgi?
>> In the same directory as the html form, cgi-bin.
> Ah... what I meant was, that you should *post* the source to
> script.cgi. Anyway, if your form is HTML it is bad form to have it in
> the cgi-bin folder.
> GENERALLY (though it's not real safe to say this) CGI scripts can be
> stored in the cgi-bin folder, or in the htdocs/html/webroot folder;
> this depends on webserver settings. The Xitami default allows CGI
> scripts only in the cgi-bin folder, but you can define that cgi-bin is
> actually the same as webroot. Xitami recognizes executable files by
> extension on Windows, so your script should likely be called script.py
> (assuming it is Python).
> Gah. So. Put script.py in the Xitami cgi-bin folder, and your form in
> the Xitami webpages folder, and if you are using the default
> configuration, you should be in good shape. Start Xitami and then surf
> to http://localhost/yourform.html (whatever you called it) and when you
> click the Submit button, the form data is sent to
> http://localhost/cgi-bin/script.py (which should be in the action=
> attribute of the form tag, perhaps abbreviated as /cgi-bin/script.py).
> The script receives the data, does whatever, and then must send a new
> page to the web browser... this is why I want to see your script.
Thanx. I'm working out how to write a script at the moment, following the
tutorial at http://www.devshed.com/Server_Side/Python/CGI/ . May I get back
to you if I have any difficulties?
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