Quixote (web framework)

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Developer(s) Andrew Kuchling, Neil Schemenauer and Greg Ward
Initial release 12 August 2000; 16 years ago (2000-08-12)[1][2]
Stable release
2.8 / 2 April 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-02)
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web framework
License MIT License
Website quixote.ca

Quixote is a software framework for developing web applications in Python. Quixote "is based on a simple, flexible design, making it possible to write applications quickly and to benefit from the wide range of available third-party Python modules".[3]

A Quixote application is typically a Python package, a collection of modules grouped into a single directory tree. Quixote then maps a URL to a function or method inside the Python package; the function is then called with the contents of the HTTP request, and the results are returned to the client.


  1. ^ "CHANGES_24.txt". 
  2. ^ Quixote is a web application framework developed and first released by the MNX in 2000 (or 2001).
  3. ^ Quixote: a Python-Centric Web Application Framework, 22 July 2002, By Greg Ward, Linux Journal

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