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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: sub-requests, lookup_uri and that kind of stuff
Date Mon, 22 Dec 2008 09:02:45 GMT
Torsten Foertsch wrote:
> On Mon 22 Dec 2008, André Warnier wrote:
>> I could do this the hard way by using LWP to just issue a new HTTP
>> request to localhost and get the content, before I go on with my
>> current request.
>>
>> But I figure there must be an easier and more efficient way, no ?
>>
>> Looking at the explanations for sub-requests, lookup_uri etc.., I get
>> the impression however that calling these, pretty much terminates the
>> current request, and replaces it by the one I'm calling.
>> Which is not what I want.
>> I want to continue processing the current request but using the
>> response from my other request.
> 
> Look at what mod_include does to get an impression about subrequests. 
> You can use subrequests in 3 ways:
> 
> 1) lookup_uri or similar creates the subreq and runs it up to fixup. 
> Then you can use any information the subreq has gathered so far, that 
> means authentication, finfo etc.
> 
> 2) run it to include the output of the subreq into the current document 
> more or less unmodified. To do that you create the subreq, install the 
> necessary output filters and run() it.
> 
> 3) run it to process the output in some other way. That can be done for 
> example this way:
> 
>     my $content='';
>     my $subr=$r->lookup_uri( $uri );
>     $subr->add_output_filter( sub {
> 				my ($f, $bb) = @_;
> 				while (my $e = $bb->first) {
> 				  $e->read(my $buf);
> 				  $content.=$buf;
> 				  $e->delete;
> 				}
> 				return Apache2::Const::OK;
> 			      });
>     $subr->run;
>     my $rc=$subr->status;
>     my $ct=$subr->content_type;
> 
> Now, $content holds the response body, $rc the HTTP status code and $ct 
> the subreq's content type.
> 
> In all cases a subreq returns control to the calling request. An 
> internal_redirect on the other hand almost completely takes over the 
> request without return to the calling req.
> 
> Torsten
> 
Thanks much.
That's exactly what I was looking for.


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