Communicating with a PHP script (and pretending I'm a browser)
glicerinu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 18:18:31 CET 2014
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 5:43 PM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Marc Aymerich <glicerinu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have a PHP app that I want to convert to django. But I want to do it
>>> stages. All the heavy lifting is in the PHP code, so first, I want to
>>> just use templates and views to generate the HTML, but still call the
>>> PHP code. Then later convert the PHP to python.
>>> My issue is that the PHP code expects to get all it's input from the
>>> REQUEST object and I've consumed that in the view. Is there any way I
>>> can somehow supply that to the PHP code?
>>> Is there some way python can communicate like curl ... it needs to
>>> send the request string in the body of a POST request to the URL that
>>> will route to the PHP script and get the output back.
>> I supose you can extract the needed information from the django
>> Request object and call the php script passing the needed variables as
>> environment state.
>> as a guideline you can do something like
>> cmd = (
>> 'REDIRECT_STATUS=200 '
>> 'REQUEST_METHOD=GET '
>> 'SCRIPT_FILENAME=htdocs/index.php '
>> 'SCRIPT_NAME=/index.php '
>> 'PATH_INFO=/ '
>> 'SERVER_NAME=site.tld '
>> 'SERVER_PROTOCOL=HTTP/1.1 '
>> 'REQUEST_URI=/nl/page '
>> 'HTTP_HOST=site.tld '
>> subprocess.Popen(cmd, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
> Thanks very much Marc. In the example, how is the request string passed in?
Yeah, a more complete example would be
cmd = (
php = subprocess.Popen(cmd, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
response, err = php.communicate()
if php.return_code != 0:
still incomplete and mostly wrong, but good enough to illustrate the
main pattern :)
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