Web Modules - Version 0.5.3

"It is better to have a flexible module that can be used intuitively than an all-singing, all-dancing framework that no-one can be bothered to learn."

The Python Web Modules are a suite of simple and easy to use Python components designed to allow developers to write Python CGI scripts or web applications with SQL databases, sessions, templates, email and authorisation functionality without having to install Web Application Servers.

A key part of the project is the creation of documentation and examples to allow developers with less time or experience to begin Python web programming without having to read all the sources and comments from the very beginning.

The modules can easily be used on shared web hosting accounts running Apache and Python for example or with the built in webserver. They are designed to be easily accessible to beginners or developers currently using PHP or Perl whilst also offering lower level APIs for experts to create powerful dynamic websites.


We're pleased to announce the latest development release of the Web Modules 0.5.2 on 22nd March, 2005. This is a development release and may contain some bugs. Because there have been so many changes this release is not compatible with the 0.4 releases.

To report bugs please email bugs@pythonweb.org.

Whats New?

  • Removal of web.xml and libxml2 and libxslt. It was felt that there are plenty of good XML modules around and there was no point in including them in the web modules when they can be chosen by a user who needs them anyway.
  • The web.auth module has been completely re-written to include roles, encryption and much more.
  • The web.session and web.auth modules have slighlty different APIs to remove the need for a separate Driver object.
  • Most of the WSGI module has changed and the documentation been vastly improved.
  • Documentation and examples have been updated


Download the latest release

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The Web Modules can be downloaded in the following formats

  • tar.gz
  • tar.bz
  • .zip

Windows users should download the Python 2.2 or Python 2.3 binary distribution