Why does a Web browser running under Linux show Python CGI scripts as plain text?!

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at NAREX.com
Mon Feb 3 22:38:18 CET 2003


> From: Skip Montanaro [mailto:skip at pobox.com] 
> 
>     ghostagain> One big problem: I have a Web site (which I 
>     ghostagain> coded using Windows) at http://usable-thought.com 
>     ghostagain> which has some CGI pages coded using 
>     ghostagain> Python, to produce dynamically rendered
>     ghostagain> HTML
> 
> You need to tell your web server (Apache, probably) that 
> .py files are CGI scripts.  Check your server 
> configuration docs.

Although if you check the referenced pages, they show up fine in
IE6/WinXP. I don't have Linux so I can't test that, but I've never heard
of a server running/not running a cgi depending on the client type...?
(i.e. it has to be something on the server, but exactly what baffles me
:-)

-- bjorn





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