Dynamic HTML from Python Script

Aidan aweraw at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 03:20:48 CEST 2008

asdf wrote:
>> Well, there's a few ways you could approach it.
>> You could create a cgi program from your script - this is probably the
>> solution you're looking for.
> Output from the script does come up very often. There is a new output 
> every 10 secs and it's possible that the script might be run indefinitely.
> Basically I want all that output displayed in a web browser

Well, in that case you could simply append the new output to a static 
file every 10 seconds, or whenever there is new output.  That way, you 
just need to refresh the static file in your browser to see updates... 
Given what I understand of your situation, that's how I'd do it.

A constantly running CGI app is probably not the best idea, given 
timeouts and other such constraints you might run into.

>> You could have the script run periodically and create a static html file
>> in the webroot... this would be acceptable, maybe preferable, if the
>> output from your script doesn't change frequently.

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