Testers wanted - new Python DHTML framework

David McNab postmaster at 127.0.0.1
Wed Jul 16 12:06:37 CEST 2003


Hi,

I'm looking for adventurous pre-alpha testers for a DHTML (active website)
framework for Python I've developed.

Name:

 - pyWeb

Features:

 - easy to learn and use

 - compatible with Python 1.5.2 and later (thus able to run on budget
   web hosts which insist on staying with old Pythons)

 - runs purely as CGI (or fastCGI)

 - lets you build your pages with a simple, intuitive and coherent
   document object model (DOM)

 - extremely extensible, lends itself well to templating

 - not a 'code within the html text' type of DHTML framework (like Spyce).
   This one puts the emphasis on generating the HTML with python statements

 - automatic retrieval and dispatch of browser cookies

 - oersistent datastore that is stored on browser as compressed cookes.
   secured via hmac/sha1, can store 10-25k of data on browser. Accessed in
   python code by simply reading and setting attributes of an object

License:

 - GPL

Info, examples, doco, download:

 - http://www.freenet.org.nz/python/pyweb

All feedback gratefully received.

Cheers
David






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