[Tutor] CGI and other stuff

David Porter jcm@bigskytel.com
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:10:17 -0700

* D-Man <dsh8290@rit.edu>:

> I'm trying to write a couple of cgi scripts to dynamically create some web
> pages.  I have finally figured out how to access the query string.  Now I
> would like some suggestions as to the best way to parse it.  The parsing
> method as well as the format of the string is completely at my discretion.

If I understand you correctly, something like this is what you want:

import cgi
form = cgi.FieldStorage()

Then you can use form as you would a dictionary with key/value pairs:

if form.has_key("edit"):
    if form["edit"].value == "add":
    elif form["edit"].value == "delete":

http://url/script?edit=add would then cause the function add_node() to run.