Coming from Perl

Amer Neely perl4hire at softouch.on.ca
Thu Sep 13 09:59:31 CEST 2007


TheFlyingDutchman wrote:
> On Sep 12, 5:30 pm, Amer Neely <perl4h... at softouch.on.ca> wrote:
>> I'm a complete newbie with Python, but have several years experience
>> with Perl in a web environment.
>>
>> A question I have, if someone here is familiar with Perl, does Python
>> have something like Perl's 'here document'? I've just searched and read
>> some postings on generating HTML but they all seem to refer to various
>> template utilities. Is this the only way, or am I missing something? I'm
>> used to generating X/HTML by hand, which makes the here document in Perl
>> ideal for me. Also, many times a client already existing HTML code that
>> I can use in a script.
>>
>> --
>> Amer Neely
>> w:www.webmechanic.softouch.on.ca/
>> Perl | MySQL programming for all data entry forms.
>> "Others make web sites. We make web sites work!"
> 
> I am not sure if this is what you are looking for, but Python has a
> special string with 3 quotes that I believe duplicates part of the
> functionality of a here document:
> 
> myHmtlHeader = """
> <head attribute = "abc">
> <title>My Page</title>
> </head>
> """
> 
> print myHtmlHeader
> 
> 
> outputs:
> 
> 
> <head attribute="abc">
> <title>My Page</title>
> </head>
> 

Well, I have checked everything I can but I'm getting '500 Internal 
Server Error'. The log files aren't helpful:
[Thu Sep 13 03:43:00 2007] [error] [client 24.235.184.39] Premature end 
of script headers: /home/softouch/public_html/cgi-bin/scratch/hello.py

I can't even get it to run on my home PC running Apache + Win2K. Same error.

My script:
#!/usr/bin/python
import cgitb; cgitb.enable(display=0, logdir=".")
import sys
sys.stderr = sys.stdout
print "Content-Type: text/html"
print

print """
<html>
<body>
<div align="center"><font style="font-family:verdana; size:18px">Hello 
from Python</font></div>
<br>
Goodbye.
</body>
</html>
"""

-- 
Amer Neely
w: www.webmechanic.softouch.on.ca/
Perl | MySQL programming for all data entry forms.
"Others make web sites. We make web sites work!"



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