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I've mod_php installed with Apache 2.2. In one of my folders, I'm
using the cgihandler as the PythonHandler as my target host runs
python only as CGI. Here cgi.FieldStorage() doesn't seem to work. I
can see the form data in sys.stdin but cgi.FieldStorage() returns an
empty dictionary. Here's the code for the test script I am posting to
-

--
#!/usr/bin/python

import os
import cgi
import sys

print "Content Type: text/plain\n\n"
print "Hello CGI World !\n"

for key in os.environ:
print key + "= " + os.environ[key]

print cgi.FieldStorage()

print sys.stdin.read()
--

And here's the output I see ..

--
Hello CGI World !

HTTP_REFERER= http://learnpython/form.htm
SERVER_SOFTWARE= Apache/2.2.4 (Win32) mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1
SCRIPT_NAME= /mptest.py
SERVER_SIGNATURE=
REQUEST_METHOD= POST
SERVER_PROTOCOL= HTTP/1.1
QUERY_STRING= abc=ayz
PATH= C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:
\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;q:\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\bin;M:\PERL\NT
\EXEC\BIN;m:\cm\clearcase\bin\nt;M:\Perl\NT\EXEC\BIN;m:\perl\nt\exec
\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\utils;q:\bin;m:\opus;m:\tvcs;C:\highc331\bin;C:
\Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\bin;C:\Program Files\Rational\common
CONTENT_LENGTH= 86
HTTP_USER_AGENT= Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
HTTP_CONNECTION= Keep-Alive
SERVER_NAME= learnpython
REMOTE_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
PATHEXT= .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
SERVER_PORT= 80
SERVER_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
DOCUMENT_ROOT= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www
COMSPEC= C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
SCRIPT_FILENAME= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www/mptest.py
SERVER_ADMIN= puneet.arora at tekelec.com
HTTP_HOST= learnpython
SystemRoot= C:\WINDOWS
HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL= no-cache
REQUEST_URI= /mptest.py?abc=ayz
HTTP_ACCEPT= */*
WINDIR= C:\WINDOWS
GATEWAY_INTERFACE= Python-CGI/1.1
REMOTE_PORT= 1081
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE= en-us
CONTENT_TYPE= application/x-www-form-urlencoded
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING= gzip, deflate

FieldStorage(None, None, [])

firstName=puneet&address=hawaii
--

I am posting to this script using a form with two text fields named
firstName and address.

any clue where am I going wrong ?

thanks,

regards,
-Puneet.

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  • Graham Dumpleton at Jun 12, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    On Jun 13, 1:17 am, arorap wrote:
    I've mod_php installed with Apache 2.2. In one of my folders, I'm
    using the cgihandler as the PythonHandler as my target host runs
    python only as CGI. Here cgi.FieldStorage() doesn't seem to work. I
    can see the form data in sys.stdin but cgi.FieldStorage() returns an
    empty dictionary. Here's the code for the test script I am posting to
    -

    --
    #!/usr/bin/python

    import os
    import cgi
    import sys

    print "Content Type: text/plain\n\n"
    print "Hello CGI World !\n"

    for key in os.environ:
    print key + "= " + os.environ[key]

    print cgi.FieldStorage()

    print sys.stdin.read()
    --

    And here's the output I see ..

    --
    Hello CGI World !

    HTTP_REFERER=http://learnpython/form.htm
    SERVER_SOFTWARE= Apache/2.2.4 (Win32)mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1
    SCRIPT_NAME= /mptest.py
    SERVER_SIGNATURE=
    REQUEST_METHOD= POST
    SERVER_PROTOCOL= HTTP/1.1
    QUERY_STRING= abc=ayz
    PATH= C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:
    \WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;q:\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\bin;M:\PERL\NT
    \EXEC\BIN;m:\cm\clearcase\bin\nt;M:\Perl\NT\EXEC\BIN;m:\perl\nt\exec
    \bin;m:\cm\clearcase\utils;q:\bin;m:\opus;m:\tvcs;C:\highc331\bin;C:
    \Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\bin;C:\Program Files\Rational\common
    CONTENT_LENGTH= 86
    HTTP_USER_AGENT= Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    HTTP_CONNECTION= Keep-Alive
    SERVER_NAME= learnpython
    REMOTE_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    PATHEXT= .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
    SERVER_PORT= 80
    SERVER_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    DOCUMENT_ROOT= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www
    COMSPEC= C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    SCRIPT_FILENAME= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www/mptest.py
    SERVER_ADMIN= puneet.ar... at tekelec.com
    HTTP_HOST= learnpython
    SystemRoot= C:\WINDOWS
    HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL= no-cache
    REQUEST_URI= /mptest.py?abc=ayz
    HTTP_ACCEPT= */*
    WINDIR= C:\WINDOWS
    GATEWAY_INTERFACE= Python-CGI/1.1
    REMOTE_PORT= 1081
    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE= en-us
    CONTENT_TYPE= application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING= gzip, deflate

    FieldStorage(None, None, [])

    firstName=puneet&address=hawaii
    --

    I am posting to this script using a form with two text fields named
    firstName and address.

    any clue where am I going wrong ?
    You don't need mod_python/cgihandler to run CGI scripts. Rather than
    bring mod_python into the picture and confuse things, set up Apache to
    run your script as a traditional CGI script instead.

    BTW, the fact that mod_python is loaded means that CGI scripts aren't
    the only way of using Python available to you as you seem to think.
    So, suggest you do some research as to what the differences are
    between CGI and mod_python.

    Graham
  • Arorap at Jun 13, 2007 at 2:58 am
    Thanks for your reply.

    The reason I want to run it as CGI (even though mod_php is available
    on my local computer) is that the target machine to which I will
    finally be uploading my scripts runs CGI.

    cgihandler should work just like CGI. Any clue why the
    cgi.FieldStorage()might not be working ?

    On Jun 12, 7:59 pm, Graham Dumpleton wrote:
    On Jun 13, 1:17 am,arorapwrote:


    I've mod_php installed with Apache 2.2. In one of my folders, I'm
    using the cgihandler as the PythonHandler as my target host runs
    python only as CGI. Here cgi.FieldStorage() doesn't seem to work. I
    can see the form data in sys.stdin but cgi.FieldStorage() returns an
    empty dictionary. Here's the code for the test script I am posting to
    -
    --
    #!/usr/bin/python
    import os
    import cgi
    import sys
    print "Content Type: text/plain\n\n"
    print "Hello CGI World !\n"
    for key in os.environ:
    print key + "= " + os.environ[key]
    print cgi.FieldStorage()
    print sys.stdin.read()
    --
    And here's the output I see ..
    --
    Hello CGI World !
    HTTP_REFERER=http://learnpython/form.htm
    SERVER_SOFTWARE= Apache/2.2.4 (Win32)mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1
    SCRIPT_NAME= /mptest.py
    SERVER_SIGNATURE=
    REQUEST_METHOD= POST
    SERVER_PROTOCOL= HTTP/1.1
    QUERY_STRING= abc=ayz
    PATH= C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:
    \WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;q:\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\bin;M:\PERL\NT
    \EXEC\BIN;m:\cm\clearcase\bin\nt;M:\Perl\NT\EXEC\BIN;m:\perl\nt\exec
    \bin;m:\cm\clearcase\utils;q:\bin;m:\opus;m:\tvcs;C:\highc331\bin;C:
    \Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\bin;C:\Program Files\Rational\common
    CONTENT_LENGTH= 86
    HTTP_USER_AGENT= Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    HTTP_CONNECTION= Keep-Alive
    SERVER_NAME= learnpython
    REMOTE_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    PATHEXT= .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
    SERVER_PORT= 80
    SERVER_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    DOCUMENT_ROOT= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www
    COMSPEC= C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    SCRIPT_FILENAME= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www/mptest.py
    SERVER_ADMIN= puneet.ar... at tekelec.com
    HTTP_HOST= learnpython
    SystemRoot= C:\WINDOWS
    HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL= no-cache
    REQUEST_URI= /mptest.py?abc=ayz
    HTTP_ACCEPT= */*
    WINDIR= C:\WINDOWS
    GATEWAY_INTERFACE= Python-CGI/1.1
    REMOTE_PORT= 1081
    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE= en-us
    CONTENT_TYPE= application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING= gzip, deflate
    FieldStorage(None, None, [])
    firstName=puneet&address=hawaii
    --
    I am posting to this script using a form with two text fields named
    firstName and address.
    any clue where am I going wrong ?
    You don't need mod_python/cgihandler to run CGI scripts. Rather than
    bring mod_python into the picture and confuse things, set up Apache to
    run your script as a traditional CGI script instead.

    BTW, the fact that mod_python is loaded means that CGI scripts aren't
    the only way of using Python available to you as you seem to think.
    So, suggest you do some research as to what the differences are
    between CGI and mod_python.

    Graham
  • Graham Dumpleton at Jun 13, 2007 at 8:01 am

    On Jun 13, 12:58 pm, arorap wrote:
    Thanks for your reply.

    The reason I want to run it as CGI (even though mod_php is available
    on my local computer
    Why do you keep mentioning mod_php, surely you mean mod_python.
    is that the target machine to which I will
    finally be uploading my scripts runs CGI.

    cgihandler should work just like CGI.
    I wouldn't rely on it being exactly the same. The way it works uses a
    number of kludges. Also, the mod_python.cgihandler code in mod_python
    doesn't really get much attention from mod_python developers anymore
    and not sure if it was even specifically retested when mod_python 3.3
    was released.
    Any clue why the
    cgi.FieldStorage()might not be working ?
    Have no idea why it doesn't work as works as written on MacOS X even
    when mod_python.cgihandler is used.

    You'll have to get someone else who has Windows to try it. You might
    be better off going to the mod_python mailing list to get help, or
    just use plain old CGI instead since using mod_python isn't really
    going to gain you much anyway.

    Graham
    On Jun 12, 7:59 pm, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

    On Jun 13, 1:17 am,arorapwrote:
    I've mod_php installed with Apache 2.2. In one of my folders, I'm
    using the cgihandler as the PythonHandler as my target host runs
    python only as CGI. Here cgi.FieldStorage() doesn't seem to work. I
    can see the form data in sys.stdin but cgi.FieldStorage() returns an
    empty dictionary. Here's the code for the test script I am posting to
    -
    --
    #!/usr/bin/python
    import os
    import cgi
    import sys
    print "Content Type: text/plain\n\n"
    print "Hello CGI World !\n"
    for key in os.environ:
    print key + "= " + os.environ[key]
    print cgi.FieldStorage()
    print sys.stdin.read()
    --
    And here's the output I see ..
    --
    Hello CGI World !
    HTTP_REFERER=http://learnpython/form.htm
    SERVER_SOFTWARE= Apache/2.2.4 (Win32)mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1
    SCRIPT_NAME= /mptest.py
    SERVER_SIGNATURE=
    REQUEST_METHOD= POST
    SERVER_PROTOCOL= HTTP/1.1
    QUERY_STRING= abc=ayz
    PATH= C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:
    \WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;q:\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\bin;M:\PERL\NT
    \EXEC\BIN;m:\cm\clearcase\bin\nt;M:\Perl\NT\EXEC\BIN;m:\perl\nt\exec
    \bin;m:\cm\clearcase\utils;q:\bin;m:\opus;m:\tvcs;C:\highc331\bin;C:
    \Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\bin;C:\Program Files\Rational\common
    CONTENT_LENGTH= 86
    HTTP_USER_AGENT= Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    HTTP_CONNECTION= Keep-Alive
    SERVER_NAME= learnpython
    REMOTE_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    PATHEXT= .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
    SERVER_PORT= 80
    SERVER_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    DOCUMENT_ROOT= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www
    COMSPEC= C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    SCRIPT_FILENAME= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www/mptest.py
    SERVER_ADMIN= puneet.ar... at tekelec.com
    HTTP_HOST= learnpython
    SystemRoot= C:\WINDOWS
    HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL= no-cache
    REQUEST_URI= /mptest.py?abc=ayz
    HTTP_ACCEPT= */*
    WINDIR= C:\WINDOWS
    GATEWAY_INTERFACE= Python-CGI/1.1
    REMOTE_PORT= 1081
    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE= en-us
    CONTENT_TYPE= application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING= gzip, deflate
    FieldStorage(None, None, [])
    firstName=puneet&address=hawaii
    --
    I am posting to this script using a form with two text fields named
    firstName and address.
    any clue where am I going wrong ?
    You don't need mod_python/cgihandler to run CGI scripts. Rather than
    bring mod_python into the picture and confuse things, set up Apache to
    run your script as a traditional CGI script instead.
    BTW, the fact that mod_python is loaded means that CGI scripts aren't
    the only way of using Python available to you as you seem to think.
    So, suggest you do some research as to what the differences are
    between CGI and mod_python.
  • Arorap at Jun 13, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    OOps .. yes I mean mod_python. I've been using PHP way too long :P ..
    hence the typo

    On Jun 13, 4:01 am, Graham Dumpleton wrote:
    On Jun 13, 12:58 pm,arorapwrote:
    Thanks for your reply.
    The reason I want to run it as CGI (even though mod_php is available
    on my local computer
    Why do you keep mentioning mod_php, surely you mean mod_python.
    is that the target machine to which I will
    finally be uploading my scripts runs CGI.
    cgihandler should work just like CGI.
    I wouldn't rely on it being exactly the same. The way it works uses a
    number of kludges. Also, the mod_python.cgihandler code in mod_python
    doesn't really get much attention from mod_python developers anymore
    and not sure if it was even specifically retested when mod_python 3.3
    was released.
    Any clue why the
    cgi.FieldStorage()might not be working ?
    Have no idea why it doesn't work as works as written on MacOS X even
    when mod_python.cgihandler is used.

    You'll have to get someone else who has Windows to try it. You might
    be better off going to the mod_python mailing list to get help, or
    just use plain old CGI instead since using mod_python isn't really
    going to gain you much anyway.

    Graham


    On Jun 12, 7:59 pm, Graham Dumpleton <Graham.Dumple... at gmail.com>
    wrote:
    On Jun 13, 1:17 am,arorapwrote:
    I've mod_php installed with Apache 2.2. In one of my folders, I'm
    using the cgihandler as the PythonHandler as my target host runs
    python only as CGI. Here cgi.FieldStorage() doesn't seem to work. I
    can see the form data in sys.stdin but cgi.FieldStorage() returns an
    empty dictionary. Here's the code for the test script I am posting to
    -
    --
    #!/usr/bin/python
    import os
    import cgi
    import sys
    print "Content Type: text/plain\n\n"
    print "Hello CGI World !\n"
    for key in os.environ:
    print key + "= " + os.environ[key]
    print cgi.FieldStorage()
    print sys.stdin.read()
    --
    And here's the output I see ..
    --
    Hello CGI World !
    HTTP_REFERER=http://learnpython/form.htm
    SERVER_SOFTWARE= Apache/2.2.4 (Win32)mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1
    SCRIPT_NAME= /mptest.py
    SERVER_SIGNATURE=
    REQUEST_METHOD= POST
    SERVER_PROTOCOL= HTTP/1.1
    QUERY_STRING= abc=ayz
    PATH= C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:
    \WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;q:\bin;m:\cm\clearcase\bin;M:\PERL\NT
    \EXEC\BIN;m:\cm\clearcase\bin\nt;M:\Perl\NT\EXEC\BIN;m:\perl\nt\exec
    \bin;m:\cm\clearcase\utils;q:\bin;m:\opus;m:\tvcs;C:\highc331\bin;C:
    \Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\bin;C:\Program Files\Rational\common
    CONTENT_LENGTH= 86
    HTTP_USER_AGENT= Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    HTTP_CONNECTION= Keep-Alive
    SERVER_NAME= learnpython
    REMOTE_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    PATHEXT= .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
    SERVER_PORT= 80
    SERVER_ADDR= 127.0.0.1
    DOCUMENT_ROOT= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www
    COMSPEC= C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    SCRIPT_FILENAME= D:/Projects/LearnPython/www/mptest.py
    SERVER_ADMIN= puneet.ar... at tekelec.com
    HTTP_HOST= learnpython
    SystemRoot= C:\WINDOWS
    HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL= no-cache
    REQUEST_URI= /mptest.py?abc=ayz
    HTTP_ACCEPT= */*
    WINDIR= C:\WINDOWS
    GATEWAY_INTERFACE= Python-CGI/1.1
    REMOTE_PORT= 1081
    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE= en-us
    CONTENT_TYPE= application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING= gzip, deflate
    FieldStorage(None, None, [])
    firstName=puneet&address=hawaii
    --
    I am posting to this script using a form with two text fields named
    firstName and address.
    any clue where am I going wrong ?
    You don't need mod_python/cgihandler to run CGI scripts. Rather than
    bring mod_python into the picture and confuse things, set up Apache to
    run your script as a traditional CGI script instead.
    BTW, the fact that mod_python is loaded means that CGI scripts aren't
    the only way of using Python available to you as you seem to think.
    So, suggest you do some research as to what the differences are
    between CGI and mod_python.- Hide quoted text -
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