CGI question

Dan Stromberg strombrg at dcs.nac.uci.edu
Sun Nov 27 03:30:58 CET 2005


On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 13:26:11 +0100, Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> Dan Stromberg wrote:
> 
>> What's the best way of converting this:
>>
>> 'hide\\?http://www.dedasys.com/articles/programming_language_economics.html\x012005-07-20
>> 14:48'
>>
>> ...to something easily usable in a python CGI script?
> 
> easily usable for what purpose?
> 
> if you want to extract the URL that seems to be hidden in that string,
> something like:
> 
>     url, junk = text.split("\x01", 1)
>     junk, url = url.split("\\?", 1)
> 
> should work.

Um, yeah.  I can work out this sort of thing.

But I thought there might be a python module intended for parsing inputs
to CGI scripts?  Sometimes using a pre-written module can contend with
issues you didn't know where going to come up...

Thanks!





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