[Tutor] psp_site mmods
Reed L. O'Brien
reed at intersiege.com
Wed Jun 16 09:45:16 EDT 2004
I posted this to the mod_python mailing list the other day but there
hasn't been a post that has gone up there since lunch on the 14th. I
odn't know if grisha is on vacation or what. I really need halp to get
this working though... Or does this belong on the questions list?
I have been tasked to make a web interface to search (swish-e) and index
of pdf's. I have never done any programming (but have done some
scripting) so I apologize in advance for any questions that may seen
like common sense. I feel like there will be many of them as this is
very humbling to me.
I chose python to develop (and learn to program with) for numerous
reasons. I quickly found mod_python and chose that. I saw the example
site and thought it would be a nice simple site to modify (tries to
conceal leeching noises). I have it all up and running and somewhat
modified but have reached an impass.
I have modified the three pages to be search, results and help. I
modified search_page.html to have text input and submit calls:
<form action="results/performSearch" method="POST">
I added it as a value passed (required by) to results (continued after
def results(req, searchWords):
return _any_page(req, 'results')
# make sure the user provided all the parameters
if not (searchWords):
return " Nothing to search for. Nothing Found."
# do the search
handle = SwishE.new('/usr/local/swish-e/index.swish-e')
search = handle.search('')
results = search.execute(searchWords)
return [r.getproperty('swishdocpath') for r in results]
also I have the following in results_page.html:
<% print results %>
I have tried with it as a call to performSearch and directly to search.
I have tried with different indentations. I have also tried including
it in the page return, but either the page returns:
name error results not defined ## wiith the <%psp%> tag in html
as a blank formatted results page with a broken menu and images.
I could keep playing around but I figured it was time to put down my
pride and ask the experts. Any help is appreciated.
reed (very newb programmer)
PS If (when) I get this working I will gladly roll it up with a demo
index and put it up as an example site with the original.
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