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A HTTP proxy acts as an intermediary between a HTTP client (i.e. browser) and HTTP server. It receives all requests from the browser, and relays them (possibly modified) to the server. Likewise, it receives all responses from the server, and relays them (possibly modified) to the client. HTTP Proxies can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including filtering, logging, caching, etc, etc, etc.

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Detailed information about PYTHON proxy: Txt2Html
Proxy Name Txt2Html
Language and version python version: all
HTTP version 1.0
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2000-07-01
Platform all
Author David Mertz
Home page http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-python3.html
Primary features Content transformation
Features Txt2Html is a "Web-based filtering proxy" -- a program that reads Web-based documents for the user, then presents a modified page to the user's browser. To make this possible, Txt2Html runs as a CGI program, queries outside Web resources, and makes use of regular-expressions.
License Unknown
Design Architecture CGI
Notes This proxy is accompanied by a tutorial article which describes the proxies design.