In this example we’ll extend dynamic dispatch to return a 404 (not found) response when a client requests a non-existent URL.
from twisted.web.server import Site from twisted.web.resource import Resource from twisted.internet import reactor
Next, we’ll add one more import. NoResource is one of the pre-defined error resources provided by Twisted Web. It generates the necessary 404 response code and renders a simple html page telling the client there is no such resource.
from twisted.web.resource import NoResource
Next, we’ll define a custom resource which does some dynamic URL dispatch. This example is going to be just like the previous one , where the path segment is interpreted as a year; the difference is that this time we’ll handle requests which don’t conform to that pattern by returning the not found response:
class Calendar(Resource): def getChild(self, name, request): try: year = int(name) except ValueError: return NoResource() else: return YearPage(year)
Aside from including the definition of
the previous example, the only other thing left to do is the
reactor setup. Here’s the
complete code for this example:
from twisted.web.server import Site from twisted.web.resource import Resource from twisted.internet import reactor from twisted.web.resource import NoResource from calendar import calendar class YearPage(Resource): def __init__(self, year): Resource.__init__(self) self.year = year def render_GET(self, request): return "<html><body><pre>%s</pre></body></html>" % (calendar(self.year),) class Calendar(Resource): def getChild(self, name, request): try: year = int(name) except ValueError: return NoResource() else: return YearPage(year) root = Calendar() factory = Site(root) reactor.listenTCP(8880, factory) reactor.run()
This server hands out the same calendar views as the one from the previous installment, but it will also hand out a nice error page with a 404 response when a request is made for a URL which cannot be interpreted as a year.