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Python SimpleHTTPServer with CORS, supporting both Python 2 and 3
#!/usr/bin/env python
# Usage: python <port>
# try to use Python 3
from http.server import HTTPServer, SimpleHTTPRequestHandler, test as test_orig
import sys
def test (*args):
test_orig(*args, port=int(sys.argv[1]) if len(sys.argv) > 1 else 8000)
except ImportError: # fall back to Python 2
from BaseHTTPServer import HTTPServer, test
from SimpleHTTPServer import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
class CORSRequestHandler (SimpleHTTPRequestHandler):
def end_headers (self):
self.send_header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin', '*')
if __name__ == '__main__':
test(CORSRequestHandler, HTTPServer)
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anselmobattisti commented Dec 8, 2018

You saved my life!


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mflux commented Jun 8, 2019

This does not work with python 3


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khalidx commented Jun 9, 2019

@mflux yup, it was for Python 2. I updated it to work with both Python 2 and 3. Thanks!


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AlbaraaKhayat commented Feb 10, 2020

Works great, thanks!


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khalidx commented Feb 19, 2020

@mflux it should seamlessly work for both python 2 and 3 now (as of June 8, 2019)
@anselmobattisti @AlbaraaKhayat glad I could help!


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Jia-SH commented Jan 13, 2021

it works only in localhost.
change line 10:
test_orig(*args, port=int(sys.argv[1]) if len(sys.argv) > 1 else 8000), bind=""


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Ragnoroct commented Sep 23, 2021

Nice code. Works very nicely!

One question: What is the purpose of wrapping the code in test()? I'm not sure what that does.
edit: I see now test is a method in the http.server module that runs the server.


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