CHAPTER 7Handling HTTP
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the fundamental language for communication over the Web. It's spoken by both Web servers and Web browsers, along with a variety of specialty tools for dealing with the Web.
The Python community has done a tremendous amount of work to standardize the behavior of applications that interact with HTTP, culminating in PEP-333,1 the Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI). Since Django follows the WSGI specification, many of the details listed in this chapter are a direct result of compliance with PEP-333.
Requests and Responses
Because HTTP is a stateless protocol, at its heart is the notion of a request and a response. Clients issue a request to the server, which returns a response containing ...