[reportlab-users] reportlab and modpython

Hector Sanchez SanMartin reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 12:31:06 +0100

Hello everybody,

    I have to apologise because I was blaming reportlab and mod_python 
thinking that there was a problem between them but actually I have 
realised that it is not their fault; we were having very strange 
behaviours when using mod_python and reportlab altogether but while 
trying to write a small example to demonstrate it we noticed the 
behaviour was even more strange than we thought and by chance we have 
discovered that this strange behaviour only happens when the client uses 
IE web browser..yes, I know it sounds very strange but it seems to be 
like this although we have to investigate further. Actually the strange 
behaviour appeared when we tried to output a PDF as IE seems to senf 
twice an HTTP request, but eveything goes perfect if we generate the PDF 
into a local file in the server.

    Apologises again and sorry for the wasted time I could provoke.

    Thanks a lot and congratulations for your very nice tool (we will 
certainly use it for our project)

David Fraser wrote:

> Hi
> We have previously run reportlab under mod_python without any 
> significant problems ... however we are not currently doing it as we 
> changed our reporting strategy...
> just wanted to let you know it has been done successfully before
> David
> Hector Sanchez SanMartin wrote:
>>    Hello all,
>>    First of all, I would like to thank you for your quick reply. I 
>> have to apologise not to have replied before but I wasn't subscirbed 
>> to the list and as you didn't reply to me directly I didn't realise 
>> your replies till now.
>>      About webware, thanks a lot for the info; I already know it and 
>> it seems to be quite a good app server but our trouble is that all 
>> our developement is already done under mod_python and for the moment 
>> we are not planning to change it.
>>    About mod_python, it is an Apache module which keeps the python 
>> interpreter loaded into Apache so the performance is great. More info 
>> and downloads about it can be found at <http://www.modpython.org/>. 
>> We are trying now to write a simple case where reportlab and 
>> mod_python are colliding (at the moment the examples we have are 
>> quite coupled with our developement) so it's easier for you to 
>> understand where the problem  comes from. I'll post it as soon as 
>> possible.
>>    Thanks again
>> Andy Robinson wrote:
>>> That's really useful documentation, thanks very much!
>>> If anyone can post something similar for mod_python
>>> that would be great...
>>> - Andy Robinson
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: reportlab-users-admin@reportlab.com
>>>> [mailto:reportlab-users-admin@reportlab.com]On Behalf Of Christoph
>>>> Zwerschke
>>>> Sent: 23 February 2004 09:58
>>>> To: reportlab-users@reportlab.com
>>>> Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] reportlab and modpython
>>>>>    We have done some tests and we are now having strange behaviour of
>>>>> reportlab/mod_python.
>>>> This does not answer your question, but I just want to point to an
>>>> alternative to mod_python called "Webware for Python"
>>>> (http://webware.sourceforge.net). I am using the combination
>>>> Apache/Webware/Reportlab/PostgreSQL and found they are playing 
>>>> together very
>>>> well. Webware is communicating with Apache using the WebKit adapter.
>>>> Communication between Webware and ReportLab is documented here:
>>>> http://webware.colorstudy.net/twiki/bin/view/Webware/PdfCreationWi
>>> thReportLab001
>>> Christoph Zwerschke
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