can i use the browser to show the result of python

Hacken taokeqin at
Tue Sep 29 03:57:31 CEST 2009

On Sep 27, 12:24 pm, Dave Angel <da... at> wrote:
> Hacken wrote:
> > On Sep 25, 6:27 pm, Dave Angel <da... at> wrote:
> >> Hacken wrote:
> >>> I have write some python script
> >>> i want to use browser(IE or FF) to call it, an show the returns!
> >>> how to?
> >> You don't say much about your environment, nor the nature of your
> >> script. So my response will be very generic.
> >> If your script writes a valid html/xml/xhtml format to stdout, then you
> >> could put the script onto a web server with cgi enabled, and mark it
> >> executable.  Then you could enter the URL for that cgi file into your
> >> browser, and see that generated web page.
> >> Interesting additional gotchas:  You need rights to upload (ftp) to such
> >> a server.  The server needs to have an appropriate Python available, and
> >> configured to permit cgi access for files with the .py extension.  
> >> Further, if the server is Unix, your file must be in Unix text format,
> >> with a shebang line that matches the location of the appropriate version
> >> of python on that particular server.
> >> DaveA
> > Thanks.
> > but,i do not want to setup a webserver, i think that is so big for
> > other user.
> > i just want write my programes in python, and i use Browser to show my
> > GUI,
> > can i do that?and how to?
> > thanks,waitting......
> What I described is all I've done firsthand.  But more is possible.  And
> I've worked on fancier setups, but somebody else did the plumbing.
> As Stephen points out, you can use webbrowser module to launch a
> browser.  So you could write python code to create a web page(s), write
> it to a file, then launch the browser using the "file://......"
> protocol.  That'd be fine for displaying pages that are generated
> entirely before launching the browser.  But if you want the python
> program to get feedback from the browser (which is usually what's meant
> by using the browser for a GUI), you're going to have to simulate a
> webserver.
> That can be done on a single machine using the "localhost" shortcut.  I
> don't know how to do it, but there is a sample in the 2.6 release of
> Python, at least in the Windows version.  You run it from the Start
> menu->Python2.6->module docs.
> The source for the main server is in
> c:\Python26\Tools\Scripts\pydocgui.pyw.  (though all it does is import
> and call it.)  Now that particular program's purpose is to
> generate and display docs for the python files on the system, but
> presumably it's a starting place.
> Now, this is the first I've looked at this file, but at line 1967 is a
> function serve(), which is commented as the web browser interface.   The
> function serve()  probably has much of what you're interested.  In
> particular, it contains a few class definitions, including DocServer and
> DocHandler, which send data back and forth to the browser, over the
> localhost connection.
> It looks like it gets its core code from BaseHTTPServer module.
> At line 2058 is a function gui(), which is a small tkinter program that
> just displays a few buttons and such.  That's not what you're asking about.
> Hopefully somebody else has actually used some of this stuff, and can
> elaborate.
> DaveA- Hide quoted text -
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Thaks both u guys

I find a way to do my work ,but i found a basic webserver is really

First,i use webbrowser,Steven recommend,to call the browser open a
html file,my gui,in this html file i make a form and submit a GET
request with the paraments i need

second, i use BaseHTTPServer, to handle the GET request,parse the
request get the paraments i need,
and use these parament to finish my logic

thrid, use BaseHTTPServer make a response to the browser with a
formated html file with my result.

It's not complex like i think,because the BaseHTTPServer is not

Thanks DaveA,a webserver,like you said,is a necessary,&Steven, your

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