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


       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

       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 object.


                  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

           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 argument.

               See also "man 2 listen".

               By default will be set by AnyEvent::Socket"::tcp_server" to 128.

           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 AnyEvent::HTTPD::HTTPConnection.

           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

           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 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' }, '<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

           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

       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.