[Tutor] Python and Javascript

Mike Hall michael.hall at critterpixstudios.com
Fri Mar 25 21:46:21 CET 2005

Ryan, I should clarify that what I'd like to do here is unrelated to 
the web. I'm actually just interested in using a local html page as a 
simple gui to launch python calls. So a JS event handler, say a button 
click, would then call a JS function which inside of it would call a 
Python function while handing it arguments (say a path that the JS 
queried from a field in the html page.) That kind of thing. It seems 
like it should be possible, and hopefully easy, but I have no 
experience in calling Python functions from other languages so I'm just 
looking for some input on that. Thanks,


On Mar 25, 2005, at 12:01 PM, Ryan Davis wrote:

> Depends on your environment.
> If your js is on a webpage, you can have it make http calls to a 
> python web service.  Look for articles on XMLHttpRequest in
> javascript to see some examples.
> I don't know how else that could be done, but I imagine there are 
> other ways.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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> I'm curious on whether or not JavaScript and Python can talk to each
> other. Specifically, can a python function be called from within a JS
> function? Admittedly this is probably more of a JavaScript than Python
> question, but I'd  love to know if anyone can at least point me in a
> direction to research this.
> -MH
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