This chapter’s project uses CGI, which is discussed in more detail in Chapter 15. The specific application is remote editing—editing a document on another machine via the Web. This can be useful in collaboration systems (groupware), for example, where several people may be working on the same document. It can also be useful for updating your web pages.

What’s the Problem?

You have a document stored on one machine and want to be able to edit it from another machine via the Web. This enables you to have a shared document edited by several collaborating authors. You won’t need to use FTP or similar file-transfer technologies, and you won’t need ...

Get Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.