Override the __init__ of BaseHTTPRequestHandler in python

Currently, I am writing some python program for the front of our storage system. By using ‘BaseHTTPRequestHandler’ and ‘ThreadedHTTPServer’, we could implement a simple multi-thread http server quickly. But after add ‘__init__()’ for our ‘MyHandler’, it doesn’t work correctly now:

Then I found this statement in python docs:

But thanks for the code example, we could override ‘__init__’ of BaseHTTPRequestHandler’ this way:

One thought on “Override the __init__ of BaseHTTPRequestHandler in python

  1. Daniel Chiaramello


    You have to invert the 2 lines in your __init__, otherwise you’ll face the following error when you’ll try to use request_id in other methods during the first request handled:
    AttributeError: MyHandler instance has no attribute ‘request_id’

    class MyHandler(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):
    def __init__(self, request, client_address, server):
    self.request_id = ”
    BaseHTTPRequestHandler.__init__(self, request, client_address, server)

    This is because BaseHTTPRequestHandler.__init__(…) does NOT exit until a first request has been handled… So, your attribute is not created yet during the first request…



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