NAME AnyEvent::HTTPD - A simple lightweight event based web (application) server VERSION Version 0.82 SYNOPSIS use AnyEvent::HTTPD; my $httpd = AnyEvent::HTTPD->new (port => 9090); $httpd->reg_cb ( '/' => sub { my ($httpd, $req) = @_; $req->respond ({ content => ['text/html', "

Hello World!

" . "another test page" . "" ]}); }, '/test' => sub { my ($httpd, $req) = @_; $req->respond ({ content => ['text/html', "

Test page

" . "Back to the main page" . "" ]}); }, ); $httpd->run; # making a AnyEvent condition variable would also work DESCRIPTION This module provides a simple HTTPD for serving simple web application interfaces. It's completly event based and independend from any event loop by using the AnyEvent module. It's HTTP implementation is a bit hacky, so before using this module make sure it works for you and the expected deployment. Feel free to improve the HTTP support and send in patches! The documentation is currently only the source code, but next versions of this module will be better documented hopefully. See also the "samples/" directory in the AnyEvent::HTTPD distribution for basic starting points. FEATURES * support for GET and POST requests. * support for HTTP 1.0 keep-alive. * processing of "x-www-form-urlencoded" and "multipart/form-data" ("multipart/mixed") encoded form parameters. * support for streaming responses. * with version 0.8 no more dependend on LWP for HTTP::Date. METHODS The AnyEvent::HTTPD class inherits directly from AnyEvent::HTTPD::HTTPServer which inherits the event callback interface from Object::Event. Event callbacks can be registered via the Object::Event API (see the documentation of Object::Event for details). For a list of available events see below in the *EVENTS* section. new (%args) This is the constructor for a AnyEvent::HTTPD object. The %args hash may contain one of these key/value pairs: host => $host The TCP address of the HTTP server will listen on. Usually (the default), for a public server, or for a local server. port => $port The TCP port the HTTP server will listen on. If undefined some free port will be used. You can get it via the "port" method. request_timeout => $seconds This will set the request timeout for connections. The default value is 60 seconds. port Returns the port number this server is bound to. host Returns the host/ip this server is bound to. stop_request When the server walks the request URI path upwards you can stop the walk by calling this method. You can even stop further handling after the "request" event. Example: $httpd->reg_cb ( '/test' => sub { my ($httpd, $req) = @_; # ... $httpd->stop_request; # will prevent that the callback below is called }, '' => sub { # this one wont be called by a request to '/test' my ($httpd, $req) = @_; # ... } ); run This method is a simplification of the "AnyEvent" condition variable idiom. You can use it instead of writing: my $cvar = AnyEvent->condvar; $cvar->wait; stop This will stop the HTTP server and return from the "run" method if you started the server via that method! EVENTS Every request goes to a specific URL. After a (GET or POST) request is received the URL's path segments are walked down and for each segment a event is generated. An example: If the URL '/test/bla.jpg' is requestes following events will be generated: '/test/bla.jpg' - the event for the last segment '/test' - the event for the 'test' segment '' - the root event of each request To actually handle any request you just have to register a callback for the event name with the empty string. To handle all requests in the '/test' directory you have to register a callback for the event with the name '/test'. Here is an example how to register an event for the example URL above: $httpd->reg_cb ( '/test/bla.jpg' => sub { my ($httpd, $req) = @_; $req->respond ([200, 'ok', { 'Content-Type' => 'text/html' }, '


' }]); } ); See also "stop_request" about stopping the walk of the path segments. The first argument to such a callback is always the AnyEvent::HTTPD object itself. The second argument ($req) is the AnyEvent::HTTPD::Request object for this request. It can be used to get the (possible) form parameters for this request or the transmitted content and respond to the request. Also every request also emits the "request" event, with the same arguments and semantics, you can use this to implement your own request multiplexing. CACHING Any response from the HTTP server will have "Cache-Control" set to "max-age=0" and also the "Expires" header set to the "Date" header. Meaning: Caching is disabled. If you need caching or would like to have it you can send me a mail or even better: a patch :) AUTHOR Robin Redeker, "" BUGS Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-bs-httpd at", or through the web interface at . I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes. SUPPORT You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command. perldoc AnyEvent::HTTPD You can also look for information at: * Git repository * RT: CPAN's request tracker * AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation * CPAN Ratings * Search CPAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Andrey Smirnov - for keep-alive patches. Pedro Melo - for valuable input in general and patches. COPYRIGHT & LICENSE Copyright 2008-2009 Robin Redeker, all rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.