Start Python at client side from web app

Thomas Guettler hv at
Wed Jan 21 12:17:16 CET 2009

Sorry, I described my problem not well. Here is more information:

The main application is the intranet web application used with IE (ms windows client).
But some action needs to be done on the client since you can't do it with html or javascript.

1. The user pushes a button in the web app.
2. Webserver sends signed python code to the client with own mime type
3. IE sends code to the python application.
4. Signature gets checked, Python code on the client gets executed.
5. Maybe send some data to the server with http.


Server runs Linux with Django and Postgres.

Thomas Guettler schrieb:
> Hi,
> I want to start Python at the client side from a web application. The
> app is an intranet application, and all client PCs are under our control (we
> can install software on them).
> But I don't want to update the installation too often. Here is my idea:
> We create a custom mime-type and register it on the client PC. The web application
> can send signed python code to the client PC. If the signature is correct,
> the code will be executed at the client. The signature prevents others from executing
> code.
> Has someone seen or done something like this before?
> I can code this myself, but prefer to use some open source project, if it exists.
> Thanks in advance,
>   Thomas Güttler

Thomas Guettler,
E-Mail: guettli (*) thomas-guettler + de

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