A simple orgmode HTTP server written with Tornado
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#!/usr/bin/env python
import tornado.ioloop
import tornado.web
import tornado.websocket
import tornado.httpclient
import tornado.httpserver
import tornado.gen
import os
from datetime import datetime
import ContentConverter
# Tornado handlers
class HomeHandler(tornado.web.RequestHandler):
def get(self):
allPosts = ContentConverter.getAllPostsList()
self.render("templates/Home.html", allPosts=allPosts)
class BlogHandler(tornado.web.RequestHandler):
def get(self, request):
contentTitle = "Blog: " + request
renderedBody = ContentConverter.getRenderedBody(request)
if not renderedBody:
renderedBody = "<p>The post under '{}' does not exist.</p>".format(request)
self.render("templates/BlogPost.html", title=contentTitle, postBody=renderedBody)
# Startup
def make_app():
return tornado.web.Application([
# Home page
(r'/', HomeHandler),
(r'/blog/(.*)', BlogHandler),
# # Handles messages for run script
# (r'/runScriptWebSocket', RunScriptWebSocket),
# Upload handler
# (r'/upload', UploadHandler),
# # Don't change this 'output' here without changing the other places as well
# (r'/output/(.*)', tornado.web.StaticFileHandler, {'path' : 'output'}),
# Static files. Keep this at the bottom because it handles everything else
# TODO put these in a subdir so everything isn't accessible
(r'/webResources/(.*)', tornado.web.StaticFileHandler, {'path' : 'webResources'}),
cookie_secret='this is my org blog')
if __name__ == '__main__':
# Before startup, convert anything which needs to be converted
port = 8888
print('\nStarting Simple Org Blog Server on port {}...'.format(port))
app = make_app()
# Notes on SSL
# Certificate generation (for localhost) (didn't actually work):
# https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-to-get-https-working-on-your-local-development-environment-in-5-minutes-7af615770eec?gi=bd966500e56a
# Tornado instructions:
# https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18307131/how-to-create-https-tornado-server
# Note that I added the rootCA to Certificates trust in Firefox Preferences as well (didn't do anything)
# What I actually did:
# openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout certificates/server_jupyter_based.crt.key -out certificates/server_jupyter_based.crt.pem
# (from https://jupyter-notebook.readthedocs.io/en/latest/public_server.html)
# I then had to tell Firefox to trust this certificate even though it is self-signing (because
# I want a free certificate for this non-serious project)
useSSL = True
if useSSL:
app.listen(port, ssl_options={"certfile":"certificates/server_jupyter_based.crt.pem",
# Show the warning only if SSL is not enabled
print('\n\tWARNING: Do NOT run this server on the internet (e.g. port-forwarded)'
' nor when\n\t connected to an insecure LAN! It is not protected against malicious use.\n')
ioLoop = tornado.ioloop.IOLoop.current()
# Periodically check to see if anything has changed which needs to be converted to .html
# Check every fifteen minutes
checkForContentChangeCallback = tornado.ioloop.PeriodicCallback(ContentConverter.checkForContentChange,
15 * 60 * 1000)