Title: More options to http.server & SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
Type: enhancement Stage: patch review
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Assigned To: Nosy List: jacobsorme, python-dev
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2020-10-17 19:07 by jacobsorme, last changed 2020-11-19 20:27 by python-dev.

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PR 23414 open python-dev, 2020-11-19 20:27
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msg378823 - (view) Author: Jake (jacobsorme) Date: 2020-10-17 19:07
I would find it useful to have more options to http.server SimpleHTTPRequestHandler:

1) The option to get the current directory in not only HTML, but represented in JSON for example. This could be an added --json flag in the main method of http.server, and an added corresponding method in SimpleHTTPRequestHandler much like list_directory but for JSON. 

2) Options to add more headers. For example I would find it useful to be able to add the header 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin'. This could be achieved by send_head in SimpleHTTPRequestHandler taking more arguments for specifying any additional headers to be added. 

This way a custom class can inherit SimpleHTTPRequestHandler, and in its own send_head method call e.g. super().send_head(extra_headers={'Access-Control-Allow-Origin','*'}).
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2020-11-19 20:27:46python-devsetkeywords: + patch
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stage: patch review
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