When I've started to work on the Code And Talk site I did not know what I was building. I actually started out by collecting data about podcasts. I did not use a database but I wanted to have some kind of a display.

So instead of creating a dynamic site I opted for a static site that can be generated by a script and a few templates.

Such site can be served using Apache or Nginx, but on my development machine I don't have either of those. So I wrote a small web server serving the static files.


#!/usr/bin/env python3
from http.server import HTTPServer, BaseHTTPRequestHandler
import os

class StaticServer(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):

    def do_GET(self):
        root = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))), 'html')
        if self.path == '/':
            filename = root + '/index.html'
            filename = root + self.path

        if filename[-4:] == '.css':
            self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/css')
        elif filename[-5:] == '.json':
            self.send_header('Content-type', 'application/javascript')
        elif filename[-3:] == '.js':
            self.send_header('Content-type', 'application/javascript')
        elif filename[-4:] == '.ico':
            self.send_header('Content-type', 'image/x-icon')
            self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/html')
        with open(filename, 'rb') as fh:
            html = fh.read()
            #html = bytes(html, 'utf8')

def run(server_class=HTTPServer, handler_class=StaticServer, port=8000):
    server_address = ('', port)
    httpd = server_class(server_address, handler_class)
    print('Starting httpd on port {}'.format(port))


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