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HTTP::Server::Async

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NAME

HTTP::Server::Async - Asynchronous Base HTTP Server

SYNOPSIS

use HTTP::Server::Async;

my $s = HTTP::Server::Async.new;

$s.handler:  -> $request, $response {
    $response.headers<Content-Type> = 'text/plain';
    $response.status = 200;
    $response.write("Hello ");
    # keeps a promise in the response and ends the server handler processing
    $response.close("world!");
}

$s.listen(True);

DESCRIPTION

HTTP::Server::Async provides an implementation of an HTTP server, based on the roles provided by HTTP::Roles.

It currently handles:

It does not handle:

CLASSES

HTTP::Server::Async

new

Takes these named arguments to return an instantiated object:

handler

Any Callable passed to this method is registered to be called on every incoming request in the order in which they were registered.

Any registered Callable should return True to continue processing. A False value will discontinue processing of the request. Alternatively a Promise can be returned: if the Promise is broken then the server will discontinue, if the promise is kept then processing will continue.

The Callable will receive two parameters from the server, an HTTP::Server::Async::Request and a HTTP::Server::Async::Response object. More about the Response and Request object below.

Note that the server will wait for the request body to be complete before calling Callable registered with handler.

middleware

The same as the handler except will NOT wait for a complete request body. The middleware can hijack the connection by explicitly returning False and continuing processing using $request.connection to gain control of the socket.

listen

Starts the server and does not block, unless called with a True value.

HTTP::Server::Async::Request

This handles the parsing of an incoming request.

Attributes

method

GET/PUT/POST/etc.

headers

hash with Key/value pair containing the header values.

uri

Requested resource.

version

HTTP/1.X (or whatever was in the request).

data

String containing the data included with the request.

HTTP::Server::Async::Response

Response object, handles writing and closing the socket.

Attributes

buffered

Whether or not the response object should buffer the response and write on close, or write directly to the socket.

status

Set the status of the response, uses HTTP status codes. See RFC2616 for more information. Defaults to 200.

headers

Hash with response headers to be sent, accessed directly. Modifying these after writing to the socket will have no effect on the response unless the buffered is set to True.

Methods

write

Write data to the socket, will call the appropriate method for the socket ($connection.write for Strs, anything else is $connection.send)

close

Close takes optional parameter of data to send out. Will call write if a parameter is provided. Closes the socket, writes headers if the response is buffered, etc.

CREDITS

Thanks to ugexe, btyler, jnthn, and timotimo for helping figure out bugs, answer a bunch of questions, etc.

AUTHOR

Tony O'Dell

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2014 - 2019 Tony O'Dell

Copyright 2020 - 2022 Raku Community

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.