How can i do python form post request?

Thomas Jollans t at
Tue Jul 3 14:58:11 CEST 2012

On 07/03/2012 02:32 PM, gmspro wrote:
> @Thomas,
>>First, you need to tell the web server to execute your Python script.
> What you do next depends on how you've done that.
>>The simplest way is probably to pub in your cgi-bin directory. This
> could be in /var/www/cgi-bin or elsewhere, like /usr/lib/cgi-bin. You
> may need to enable CGI, check the relevant documentation (or with the
> admin).
>>When you've made sure the script is executed as a CGI script, you can
> use the cgi module to get all the information you need.
>>A better way to write web applications in Python is with WSGI. You can
> run WSGI scripts in a number of ways, including CGI and other, more
> efficient ways that integrate with the web server. Maybe somebody else
> knows of a good tutorial on WSGI that they'll link here, otherwise, I'm
> sure Google is your friend.
> I don't want to use CGI, i followed this example, this works fine,
> But the html is embeded there. But i want html form as a seperate file.
> How can i do it?

That makes absolutely no difference. Have you been able to run that
example script? They're using wsgi.simple_server, of course, but you
could start by removing that part and configuring mod_wsgi to run your
WSGI script. could be
helpful, search the web for howtos on mod_wsgi to get started.

Once you have your web server running the WSGI code, the rest should be

> form.html:
> <form action="" method="post">
>  <input type="text" id="id_text" name="name_text" />
>  <input type="submit" id="id_submit" name="name_submit" />
> </form>
> Typing text when i click the submit button, browser prompts me to
> download the file.
> That's not what i want. I want to execute the file after click. Is
> it possible in WSGI.
> I have installed: libapache2-mod-wsgi
> Any answer will be highly appreciate.
> Thanks in advanced.

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