Design philosophy of HTTPServer and BaseHTTPRequestHandler

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Thu Aug 23 05:34:42 CEST 2007

En Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:27:01 -0300, tzuchien.chiu  
<tzuchien.chiu at> escribi�:

> On 22 ago, 14:45, Gabriel Genellina <gagsl-... at> wrote:
>> The server is permanent; request handler instances are created and
>> destroyed as HTTP requests arrive and are processed.
>> You should store any permanent info in the server; your
>> "BaseHTTPRequestHandler-derived class" can reference the server using
>> its "server" attribute.
> I found the server attribute in the source code (/Lib), but it is not
> documented in Python Library Reference 18.19.
> I wonder that if I can rely on this "undocumented" attribute?

It is OK to use it, it's documented under the base class,  

Gabriel Genellina

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