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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: [RFC] Apache2::DirBasedHandler
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 10:16:17 GMT
I'm not a guru in the matter either, but it sounds interesting.
It looks like it could give a way to do things REST-like, but simpler.

adam.prime@utoronto.ca wrote:
> The first version of this is now on CPAN, if anyone is interested in it.
> 
> Adam
> 
> Quoting adam.prime@utoronto.ca:
> 
>>
>> I've found myself writing similar bits of code repeatedly, and figure
>> what i'm doing is probably common enough that something like this
>> could have a place on CPAN.  I'm mostly curious about if the name is
>> appropriate.
>>
>> This is just a base class designed to speed the implementation of
>> handlers that happen to work in this way.  I plan to do a subclass of
>> this that'll have the generic TT generation stuff i'm always using
>> stuck into it as well.  I could also see other generic base classes
>> like this that might want to make uri's differently.
>>
>> The idea of this handler is basically to take $r->uri, and map that to
>> a function.  Similar to Apache::Dispatch, similar to what Catalyst
>> does and similar to about a lot of other code i'm sure.  This thing
>> does work slightly differently though, because i often need it to.
>>
>> Here's a quick outline of what it does.
>>
>> Given a request for /foo/bar/haha/hoho
>>
>> It will loop through the split uri checking for the existance of
>> subroutines like this:
>>
>> foo_bar_haha_hoho_page
>> foo_bar_haha_page
>> foo_bar_page
>> foo_page
>> index
>>
>> As soon as it finds one, it uses that function to generate the page.
>> The part of the URI that isn't in the function name gets stuck into an
>> array reference and passed into the actual page generation function
>> function like this
>>
>> $self->function($r,$uri_leftovers,$args)
>>
>> $args is whatever you want it to be, and is generated by a call to
>> $self->init($r).
>>
>> here's some code to look at:
>>
>> http://kabob.ca/perl/DirBasedHandler.pm
>>
>> Any input would be appreciated.  I don't really even know if anyone
>> other than me is writing ResponseHandlers in this fashion, or if
>> everyone is just using Registry, or one of the various frameworks.
>>
>> Adam
>>
>>
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