# File: basehttpserver-example-1.py import BaseHTTPServer import cgi, random, sys MESSAGES = [ "That's as maybe, it's still a frog.", "Albatross! Albatross! Albatross!", "It's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart", "A pink form from Reading.", "Hello people, and welcome to 'It's a Tree'" "I simply stare at the brick and it goes to sleep.", ] class Handler(BaseHTTPServer.BaseHTTPRequestHandler): def do_GET(self): if self.path != "/": self.send_error(404, "File not found") return self.send_response(200) self.send_header("Content-type", "text/html") self.end_headers() try: # redirect stdout to client stdout = sys.stdout sys.stdout = self.wfile self.makepage() finally: sys.stdout = stdout # restore def makepage(self): # generate a random message tagline = random.choice(MESSAGES) print "" print "" print "

Today's quote: " print "%s" % cgi.escape(tagline) print "" print "" PORT = 8000 httpd = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer(("", PORT), Handler) print "serving at port", PORT httpd.serve_forever()