parse GET/POST data on simple http server

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Thu Feb 3 03:35:47 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Markus <markus.mj at> wrote:
> Hi,
> As a beginner in python, I am looking for example code that would help
> me understand how to
> code following idea:
> 1. Start minimal http server

> 2. Send GET or POST data (url encoded, or from form) - example
> Name="Foo"

> 3. Analyze the GET/POST variable value on server and match to
> different value
>    example 'if Name = "Foo" then retval = "Bar" '

> 4. serve the content of retval back to user as plain html
> If some code snipped that does implement all or part of the algorithm
> is known to you, please point me to it. I would be thankful for any
> push to the right direction.

You'll be reinventing quite a few wheels if you work at such a low
level of abstraction. Have you considered using a web framework?
Django ( ) is one of the popular ones,
though there are a myriad of options
( ). I would recommend
learning Python first and then a web framework, rather than trying to
learn both in tandem.


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