Quixote Question

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 23:31:24 CEST 2004

Tim Golden <tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk> wrote in message news:<mailman.4482.1097139450.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> [Fuzzyman]
> | Quixote is a web-framework. Does it act as a server or can it act as a
> | frameowrk using the CGI protocol ?
> | 
> | I would like to develop a website with user login, download manager,
> | statistics etc and I don't want to reinvent the wheel. *However* I am
> | using someone elses server, so I would like to do it using python CGI.
> | 
> | Is this  :
> | a) Possible with Quixote
> | b) A sensible use of Quixote
> Quixote is *not* a server; the developers recommend Apache, 
> but basically it'll run with pretty much any kind of CGI,
> FastCGI, SCGI etc. etc. and comes bundled with a couple of
> sample servers based on Medusa and Twisted respectively.
> Quixote *is* a -- to me -- simple and logical way of mapping
> URLs to Python modules, classes and functions. It's not dissimilar
> to Zope, but *way* simpler to use and understand. It also includes
> the idea of PTL which is a Python import hook which simplifies
> pushing HTML out of Python functions. You can take the PTL or
> leave it, if you prefer some other HTML-mechanism like Cheetah
> or your homegrown stuff.

Right - thanks for the helpful answer.
I still seem my website as a bunch of HTML pages, but needing
integrating with a few dynamic features.... rather than seeing the
whole site as a single web-application. I think vanilla CGI may be
more suited to some of what I want to do. But then I'm tempted to try
and use Quixote in case it sparks my imagination - I'm not sure if
it's the right way of delivering my *content* though.




> There's also a helpful Quixote mailing list at
> http://mail.mems-exchange.org/mailman/listinfo/quixote-users
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