[Web-SIG] WSGI in standard library
Clark C. Evans
cce at clarkevans.com
Wed Feb 8 01:30:55 CET 2006
I'd very much like to see a _usable_ WSGI server included in the
standard Python library: I don't care how it is done.
It should have a few requirements:
- it should obviously implement all of WSGI that is required by a
- it should be stand-alone, only dependent upon Python's built-in
BaseHTTPServer (not SimpleHTTPServer, for obvious reasons);
- it should _not_ have any functionality beyond the minimums required
by WSGI: specificially, it should not handle multiple WSGI
applications (routing), nor should it include file downloading;
- it should be implemented as a Mix-In so that you can use it /w any
derivitive of BaseHTTPServer (for example one using SSL);
- it should be accompanied by a SSL enabled server built upon
BaseHTTPServer (and perhaps fix a few bugs in BaseHTTPServer);
- it should fully support HTTP/1.1, including Chunked-Encoding,
100-Continue, and degrade to HTTP/1.0 if Content-Length is
not provided in a Client's request;
- it should take into account design "insights" found in various
currently competing WSGI servers; and finally,
- it *must* be heavily tested -- ideally, already in production
setting to identify issues that can be missed.
I wrote paste.httpserver not beacuse I needed to kill a week of my life,
I did it beacuse most of the servers out there didn't do this sort of
stuff and beacause I got tired of dealing with broken code. You're
welcome to use paste.httpserver, or not use it.
I'd suggest looking at all possible servers out there, and stealing the
best peices/ideas from each one. I will gladly lead such an effort if
it is deemed appropriate.
More information about the Web-SIG