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NAME

       HTTP::Parser::XS - a fast, primitive HTTP request parser

SYNOPSIS

         use HTTP::Parser::XS qw(parse_http_request);

         # for HTTP servers
         my $ret = parse_http_request(
             "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: ...\r\n\r\n",
             \%env,
         );
         if ($ret == -2) {
             # request is incomplete
             ...
         } elsif ($ret == -1) {
             # request is broken
             ...
         } else {
             # $ret includes the size of the request, %env now contains a PSGI
             # request, if it is a POST / PUT request, read request content by
             # yourself
             ...
         }

         # for HTTP clients
         use HTTP::Parser::XS qw(parse_http_response HEADERS_AS_ARRAYREF);
         my %special_headers = (
           'content-length' => undef,
         );
         my($ret, $minor_version, $status, $message, $headers)
           = parse_http_response($response, HEADERS_AS_ARRAYREF, \%special_headers);

         if($ret == -1) }
           # response is incomplete
         }
         elsif($ret == -2) {
           # response is broken
         }
         else {
           # $ret is the length of the headers, starting the content body

           # the other values are the response messages. For example:
           # $status  = 200
           # $message = "OK"
           # $headers = [ 'content-type' => 'text/html', ... ]

           # and $special_headers{'content-length'} will be filled in
         }

DESCRIPTION

       HTTP::Parser::XS is a fast, primitive HTTP request/response parser.

       The request parser can be used either for writing a synchronous HTTP server or a event-
       driven server.

       The response parser can be used for writing HTTP clients.

       Note that even if this distribution name ends "::XS", pure Perl implementation is
       supported, so you can use this module on compiler-less environments.

FUNCTIONS

       parse_http_request($request_string, \%env)
           Tries to parse given request string, and if successful, inserts variables into %env.
           For the name of the variables inserted, please refer to the PSGI specification.  The
           return values are:

           >=0     length of the request (request line and the request headers), in bytes

           -1      given request is corrupt

           -2      given request is incomplete

           Note that the semantics of PATH_INFO is somewhat different from Apache.  First,
           HTTP::Parser::XS does not validate the variable; it does not raise an error even if
           PATH_INFO does not start with "/".  Second, the variable is conformant to RFC 3875
           (and PSGI / Plack) in the fact that "//" and ".." appearing in PATH_INFO are preserved
           whereas Apache transcodes them.

       parse_http_response($response_string, $header_format, \%special_headers)
           Tries to parse given response string. $header_format must be "HEADERS_AS_ARRAYREF",
           "HEADERS_AS_HASHREF", or "HEADERS_NONE", which are exportable constants.

           The optional %special_headers is for headers you specifically require.  You can set
           any HTTP response header names, which must be lower-cased, and their default values,
           and then the values are filled in by "parse_http_response()".  For example, if you
           want the "Cointent-Length" field, set its name with default values like "%h =
           ('content-length' => undef)" and pass it as %special_headers. After parsing,
           $h{'content-length'} is set if the response has the "Content-Length" field, otherwise
           it's not touched.

           The return values are:

           $ret    The parsering status, which is the same as "parse_http_response()". i.e.  the
                   length of the response headers in bytes, "-1" for incomplete headers, or "-2"
                   for errors.

                   If the given response string is broken or imcomplete, "parse_http_response()"
                   returns only this value.

           $minor_version
                   The minor version of the given response.  i.e. 1 for HTTP/1.1, 0 for HTTP/1.0.

           $status The HTTP status of the given response. e.g. 200 for success.

           $message
                   The HTTP status message. e.g. "OK" for success.

           $headers
                   The HTTP headers for the given response. It is an ARRAY reference if
                   $header_format is "HEADERS_AS_ARRAYREF", a HASH reference on
                   "HEADERS_AS_HASHREF", an "undef" on "HEADERS_NONE".

                   The names of the headers are normalized to lower-cased.

LIMITATIONS

       Both "parse_http_request()" and "parse_http_response()" in XS implementation have some
       size limitations.

   The number of headers
       The number of headers is limited to 128. If it exceeds, both parsing routines report
       parsing errors, i.e. return "-1" for $ret.

   The size of header names
       The size of header names is limited to 1024, but the parsers do not the same action.

       "parse_http_request()" returns "-1" if too-long header names exist.

       "parse_http_request()" simply ignores too-long header names.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2009- Kazuho Oku

AUTHORS

       ·   Kazuho Oku <https://metacpan.org/author/KAZUHO>

       ·   gfx <https://metacpan.org/author/GFUJI>

       ·   mala <https://metacpan.org/author/MALA>

       ·   tokuhirom <https://metacpan.org/author/TOKUHIROM>

THANKS TO

       ·   nothingmuch <https://metacpan.org/author/NUFFIN>

       ·   charsbar <https://metacpan.org/author/CHARSBAR>

       ·   DOLMEN <https://metacpan.org/author/DOLMEN>

SEE ALSO

       ·   <http://github.com/kazuho/picohttpparser>

       ·   HTTP::Parser

       ·   HTTP::HeaderParser::XS

       ·   Plack

       ·   PSGI

LICENSE

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.