Talk:Mod python

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I took out disadvantage because CGI scripts suffer from the exact same problem, and can be even more notorious since they can have a greater reach to the system. If someone has an argument I'd like to hear it, but I see mod_python as a security advantage, not disadvantage...--Capi crimm 01:51, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

If configured with security in mind (see mod_suexec), CGI for sure can be more safe than stuff running directly in the web server process using the same uid/gid as the web server for all users. It is also better separated (as it runs in a separate process), so negative impact on the apache processes is unlikely. We don't need to discuss that CGI is very bad in performance compared to Python running in persistent processes, this is why I added mod_wsgi as a safe and fast alternative to Mod_python. (talk) 12:14, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Name of Mod_python[edit]

The name of Mod_python is not "mod_python". See official manual.

It is, too. “Mod_python” is the result of capitalization at the beginning of headlines and sentences. See this page in the official manual for how it is used within a sentence. —☠☢☣[d] 06:39, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

What advantage of JSP?[edit]

The line: "Using mod_python also has the advantage of Python Server Pages (PSP), a way to embed Python code into HTML pages, similar to ASP, PHP, and JavaServer Pages (JSP)."

a) What is meant by "the advantage of", shouldnt it be specified which advantage? Unless PSP (= python based web framework) is an advantage by itself, which it of course is. But this line sounds like they are referring to a side bonus, whereas the python based framework thing is the most essential. b) On the 'Python Server Pages' Wikipedia article (, it seems to me like there is no clear definition of that, but that it is rather a term used by some Python based web frameworks. I.e. a catchy buzzword without a definition. (talk) 14:57, 3 July 2011 (UTC)