The SimpleHTTPServer module defines a request-handler class,
interface compatible with BaseHTTPServer.BaseHTTPRequestHandler which
serves files only from a base directory.
The SimpleHTTPServer module defines the following class:
||request, client_address, server)
- This class is used, to serve files from current directory and below, directly mapping
the directory structure to HTTP requests.
A lot of the work is done by the base class BaseHTTPServer.BaseHTTPRequestHandler,
such as parsing the request. This class implements the do_GET()
and do_HEAD() functions.
The SimpleHTTPRequestHandler defines the following member variables:
- This will be
"SimpleHTTP/" + __version__, where
is defined in the module.
- A dictionary mapping suffixes into MIME types. Default is signified by an empty string,
and is considered to be
text/plain. The mapping is used case-insensitively,
and so should contain only lower-cased keys.
The SimpleHTTPRequestHandler defines the following methods:
- This method serves the
'HEAD' request type: it sends the headers it would
send for the equivalent
GET request. See the do_GET()
method for more complete explanation of the possible headers.
- The request is mapped to a local file by interpreting the request as a path relative to
the current working directory.
If the request was mapped to a directory, a
403 respond is output,
followed by the explanation
'Directory listing not supported'. Any IOError exception in opening the requested file, is mapped to a
'File not found' error. Otherwise, the content type is guessed using the extensions_map
'Content-type:' with the guessed content type is output, and then a
blank line, signifying end of headers, and then the contents of the file. The file is
always opened in binary mode.
For example usage, see the implementation of the test()
- Module BaseHTTPServer:
- Base class implementation for Web server and request handler.