CherryPy / cherrypy / tutorial / tut03_get_and_post.py

"""
Tutorial - Passing variables

This tutorial shows you how to pass GET/POST variables to methods.
"""

import cherrypy


class WelcomePage:

    def index(self):
        # Ask for the user's name.
        return '''
            <form action="greetUser" method="GET">
            What is your name?
            <input type="text" name="name" />
            <input type="submit" />
            </form>'''
    index.exposed = True
    
    def greetUser(self, name = None):
        # CherryPy passes all GET and POST variables as method parameters.
        # It doesn't make a difference where the variables come from, how
        # large their contents are, and so on.
        #
        # You can define default parameter values as usual. In this
        # example, the "name" parameter defaults to None so we can check
        # if a name was actually specified.
        
        if name:
            # Greet the user!
            return "Hey %s, what's up?" % name
        else:
            if name is None:
                # No name was specified
                return 'Please enter your name <a href="./">here</a>.'
            else:
                return 'No, really, enter your name <a href="./">here</a>.'
    greetUser.exposed = True


import os.path
tutconf = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), 'tutorial.conf')

if __name__ == '__main__':
    # CherryPy always starts with app.root when trying to map request URIs
    # to objects, so we need to mount a request handler root. A request
    # to '/' will be mapped to HelloWorld().index().
    cherrypy.quickstart(WelcomePage(), config=tutconf)
else:
    # This branch is for the test suite; you can ignore it.
    cherrypy.tree.mount(WelcomePage(), config=tutconf)
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