Python CGI Script
Iyer, Prasad C
prasad.c.iyer at capgemini.com
Mon Oct 3 07:32:37 CEST 2005
I guess your python script isn't getting executed.
a. I guess you might have to tweak the server if the script is not
b. Maybe your script is getting executed but you are not setting the
"Content-type" parameter which is essential for browser that it is an
Note :- Set "Content-type" to "text/html" I guess this should work
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From: Efrat Regev [mailto:efrat_regev at yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 4:20 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Python CGI Script
I'm a data-structures course TA trying to write a python CGI script
for automatically compiling and testing students' projects.
Unfortunately, I've run into some questions while writing this, which I
couldn't solve with the various (and helpful) python-CGI documentation.
(It's possible that I'm posting to the wrong group; if so, I'd
appreciate suggestions for the appropriate group.)
1. In my HTML page, I have the following:
<form method="post" action="submission_processor.py"
In the above, submission_processor.py is the python CGI script. I
didn't write a URL in the action field, since I'm first testing
everyting on a local machine (running FC4). The first line of
and I've done
chmod +x submission_processor.py
When I hit the "submit" button, my browser (Firefox on FC4) doesn't
run the script; it asks me whether it should open
submission_processor.py or save it to disk. I couldn't figure out why.
2. My HTML page has the option for an instructor to list the various
submissions and scores. Obviously, this should be inaccessible to
students. The instructor has a password for doing this, therefore.
Suppose I place the password inside a python script, and give this
script only +x permission for others. Is this adequate as far as
Thanks in advance for answering these questions.
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