14.12.2020 python

Python - simple httpd with mime types

Most of the time, when doing webdev, the really simple http server from Python is enough. However, there are times when you need mime types to be recognized correctly.

This is where this gist comes in handy. Modify the dict with the extensions and mimes you need. Should be straight forward.

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from http.server import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
from socketserver import TCPServer
from sys import argv

port = 80

if len(argv) == 2:
	port = int(argv[1])

handler = SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
handler.extensions_map = {
	'.manifest': 'text/cache-manifest',
	'.html': 'text/html',
	'.png': 'image/png',
	'.jpg': 'image/jpg',
	'.svg':	'image/svg+xml',
	'.css':	'text/css',
	'.js':	'application/x-javascript',
	'.wasm': 'application/wasm',
	'': 'application/octet-stream'

	httpd = TCPServer(("dev.localhost", port), handler)
	print(f"serving at port {port}")
except KeyboardInterrupt:
	print("Server stopped, good bye!")

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