There is now a Python Web-SIG. From the charter:
The Python Web SIG is dedicated to improving Python's support for interacting with World Wide Web services and clients.
I would encourage interested people to join the mailing list. My personal agenda is for the Python standard library to include some form of request and response object.
Created 22 Oct '03
Modified 14 Dec '04
People still treat the web-sig like it's a new thing. It's not. There was one before. Hopefully someone has brought this up and its archives can be looked through.
But the old Web-SIG is really old. One of the later messages is something like "Those guys at Digital Creations are working on some neat stuff, maybe something good will come out of it..." A lot has happened since then, obviously. There's still a lot of background to understand, but the most relevant has happened outside of the old web-sig.