Chapter 12. Scripting Programming


This chapter provides information about how to use Python as a CGI scripting language. You will learn how to put Python to work in your Web pages as a server-side component.

Web Programming

Python has a very extensive, well documented and portable module library that provides a large variety of useful modules. The Internet-related collection is particularly impressive, with modules that deal with everything from parsing and retrieving URLs to retrieving mail from POP servers, including CGI scripting.

Python is suitable for CGI programming on Windows, Mac, and UNIX platforms, allowing the creation of programs that provide services over the Internet. Its capability to create dynamic content makes the task ...

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