Dynamic HTML from Python Script

asdf asdf at asdf.com
Wed Jun 11 04:16:20 CEST 2008

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:20:48 +1000, Aidan wrote:

> 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.
The problem with this is that browser would have to be refreshed manually
every 10 seconds. Unless there is a way to set this in the script itself.

> 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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