I need a starter ptr writing python embedded in html.

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Sun Aug 8 10:58:10 CEST 2010

On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Steven W. Orr <steveo at syslang.net> wrote:
> I'm ok in python but I haven't done too much with web pages. I have a web page
> that is hand written in html that has about 1000 entries in a table and I want
> to convert the table from entries like this
>    <tr>
>      <td> Some Date String </td>
>      <td> SomeTag </td>
>      <td>
>        <a href="localSubdir"> A Title </a>
>      </td>
>      <td>
>        <a href="http://www.example.com/remote/path/something.html"
>          Click
>        </a>
>      </td>
>      <td> Some Comment </td>
>    </tr>
> to
>   SomePythonCall('Some Date String',
>                'SomeTag',
>                'localSubdir',
>                "http://www.example.com/remote/path/something.html",
>                'Click',
>                'Some Comment')
> Can someone tell me what I should look at to do this? Is mod_python where I
> should start or are there things that are better?

Certainly not mod_python; that project is dead. mod_wsgi is the
suggested replacement.
But both are relatively low-level solutions. Python has myriad web
frameworks available for it; have a look at them.


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