AnyEvent::HTTPD(3pm)  User Contributed Perl Documentation AnyEvent::HTTPD(3pm)

       AnyEvent::HTTPD - A simple lightweight event based web (application)

       Version 0.93

           use AnyEvent::HTTPD;

           my $httpd = AnyEvent::HTTPD->new (port => 9090);

           $httpd->reg_cb (
              '/' => sub {
                 my ($httpd, $req) = @_;

                 $req->respond ({ content => ['text/html',
                    "<html><body><h1>Hello World!</h1>"
                    . "<a href=\"/test\">another test page</a>"
                    . "</body></html>"
              '/test' => sub {
                 my ($httpd, $req) = @_;

                 $req->respond ({ content => ['text/html',
                    "<html><body><h1>Test page</h1>"
                    . "<a href=\"/\">Back to the main page</a>"
                    . "</body></html>"

           $httpd->run; # making a AnyEvent condition variable would also work

       This module provides a simple HTTPD for serving simple web application
       interfaces. It's completely 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.

       ·   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.

       ·   (limited) support for SSL

       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.

           ssl => $tls_ctx
               If this option is given the server will listen for a SSL/TLS
               connection on the configured port. As $tls_ctx you can pass
               anything that you can pass as "tls_ctx" to an AnyEvent::Handle


                  my $httpd =
                     AnyEvent::HTTPD->new (
                        port => 443,
                        ssl  => { cert_file => "/path/to/my/server_cert_and_key.pem" }


                  my $httpd =
                     AnyEvent::HTTPD->new (
                        port => 443,
                        ssl  => AnyEvent::TLS->new (...),

           request_timeout => $seconds
               This will set the request timeout for connections.  The default
               value is 60 seconds.

           backlog => $int
               The backlog argument defines the maximum length the queue of
               pending connections may grow to.  The real maximum queue length
               will be 1.5 times more than the value specified in the backlog

               See also "man 2 listen".

               By default will be set by AnyEvent::Socket"::tcp_server" to

           connection_class => $class
               This is a special parameter that you can use to pass your own
               connection class to AnyEvent::HTTPD::HTTPServer.  This is only
               of interest to you if you plan to subclass

           request_class => $class
               This is a special parameter that you can use to pass your own
               request class to AnyEvent::HTTPD.  This is only of interest to
               you if you plan to subclass AnyEvent::HTTPD::Request.

           allowed_methods => $arrayref
               This parameter sets the allowed HTTP methods for requests,
               defaulting to GET, HEAD and POST.  Each request received is
               matched against this list, and a '501 not implemented' is
               returned if no match is found.  Requests using disallowed
               handlers will never trigger callbacks.

           Returns the port number this server is bound to.

           Returns the host/ip this server is bound to.

           Returns an arrayref of allowed HTTP methods, possibly as set by the
           allowed_methods argument to the constructor.

           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.


              $httpd->reg_cb (
                 '/test' => sub {
                    my ($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;

           This will stop the HTTP server and return from the "run" method if
           you started the server via that method!

       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

         '/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' }, '<h1>Test</h1>' }]);

       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.

       Along with the above mentioned events these events are also provided:

       request => $req
           Every request also emits the "request" event, with the same
           arguments and semantics as the above mentioned path request events.
           You can use this to implement your own request multiplexing. You
           can use "stop_request" to stop any further processing of the
           request as the "request" event is the first thing that is executed
           for an incoming request.

           An example of one of many possible uses:

              $httpd->reg_cb (
                 request => sub {
                    my ($httpd, $req) = @_;

                    my $url = $req->url;

                    if ($url->path =~ /\/images\/img_(\d+).jpg$/) {
                       handle_image_request ($req, $1); # your task :)

                       # stop the request from emitting further events
                       # so that the '/images/img_001.jpg' and the
                       # '/images' and '' events are NOT emitted:

       client_connected => $host, $port
       client_disconnected => $host, $port
           These events are emitted whenever a client coming from
           "$host:$port" connects to your server or is disconnected from it.

       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.

       You can of course set those headers yourself in the response, or remove
       them by setting them to undef, but keep in mind that the default for
       those headers are like mentioned above.

       If you need more support here you can send me a mail or even better: a
       patch :)

       Robin Redeker, "<elmex at>"

       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.

       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


          Andrey Smirnov   - for keep-alive patches.
          Pedro Melo       - for valuable input in general and patches.
          Nicholas Harteau - patch for ';' pair separator support,
                             patch for allowed_methods support
          Chris Kastorff   - patch for making default headers removable
                             and more fault tolerant w.r.t. case.
          Mons Anderson    - Optimizing the regexes in L<AnyEvent::HTTPD::HTTPConnection>
                             and adding the C<backlog> option to L<AnyEvent::HTTPD>.

       Copyright 2008-2011 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.

perl v5.20.2                      2015-11-22              AnyEvent::HTTPD(3pm)