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Nov 11, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)


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"There's a new method for doing server-side Python scripting for Web applications in town, and its name is spyce. Spyce takes an approach similar to PHP. It lets you intermingle Python scripts, statements and variables with HTML to produce dynamically generated Web pages. You could do the same thing with Python Server Pages (PSP) and Webware, but that approach forces you to run a separate Python-based application server alongside Apache. Spyce lets you avoid the extra application server because it can run via the Apache mod_python module, fastcgi, or plain CGI.

"I happen to like the Python language, so I downloaded the software from the link provided in the resources section below. The installation is manual, but it's a cinch. My uneducated guess is that mod_python will probably give me the best performance, so I choose that method for using spyce. Here are the configuration options I add to my httpd.conf file for Apache version 1.3, which is what my server is set up to use..."

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