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NAME

       mod_esi - Erlang Server Interface

DESCRIPTION

       This  module  defines the Erlang Server Interface (ESI) API. It is a more efficient way of
       writing Erlang scripts for your Inets web server than writing them as common CGI scripts.

DATA TYPES

       The following data types are used in the functions for mod_esi:

         env() = :
           {EnvKey()::atom(), Value::term()}

           Currently supported key value pairs

           {server_software, string()}:
             Indicates the inets version.

           {server_name, string()}:
             The local hostname.

           {gateway_interface, string()}:
             Legacy string used in CGI, just ignore.

           {server_protocol, string()}:
             HTTP version, currently "HTTP/1.1"

           {server_port, integer()}:
             Servers port number.

           {request_method, "GET | "PUT" | "DELETE" | "POST" | "PATCH"}:
             HTTP request method.

           {remote_adress, inet:ip_address()} :
             The clients ip address.

           {peer_cert, undefined | no_peercert | DER:binary()}:
             For TLS connections where client certificates are used this will be  an  ASN.1  DER-
             encoded  X509-certificate  as  an Erlang binary. If client certificates are not used
             the value will be no_peercert, and if TLS is not used (HTTP or  connection  is  lost
             due to network failure) the value will be undefined.

           {script_name, string()}:
             Request URI

           {http_LowerCaseHTTPHeaderName, string()}:
             example: {http_content_type, "text/html"}

EXPORTS

       deliver(SessionID, Data) -> ok | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 SessionID = term()
                 Data = string() | io_list() | binary()
                 Reason = term()

              This  function  is only intended to be used from functions called by the Erl Scheme
              interface to deliver parts of the content to the user.

              Sends data from an Erl Scheme script back to the client.

          Note:
              If any HTTP header fields are added by the script, they must be in the  first  call
              to  deliver/2,  and  the data in the call must be a string. Calls after the headers
              are complete can contain binary data to reduce  copying  overhead.  Do  not  assume
              anything  about  the  data  type of SessionID. SessionID must be the value given as
              input to the ESI callback function that you implemented.

ESI CALLBACK FUNCTIONS

EXPORTS

       Module:Function(SessionID, Env, Input)-> {continue, State} | _

              Types:

                 SessionID = term()
                 Env = env()
                 Input = string() | chunked_data()
                 chunked_data()  =   {first,   Data::binary()}   |   {continue,   Data::binary(),
                 State::term()} | {last, Data::binary(), State::term()}
                 State = term()

              Module  must  be found in the code path and export Function with an arity of three.
              An erlScriptAlias must also be set up in the configuration file for the web server.

              mod_esi:deliver/2 shall be  used  to  generate  the  response  to  the  client  and
              SessionID  is  an  identifier that shall by used when calling this function, do not
              assume anything about the datatype. This function may be called  several  times  to
              chunk  the  response  data.  Notice that the first chunk of data sent to the client
              must at least contain all HTTP header fields that the response  will  generate.  If
              the  first  chunk does not contain the end of HTTP header, that is, "\r\n\r\n", the
              server assumes that no HTTP header fields will be generated.

              Env environment data of the request see description above.

              Input is query data of a GET request or the body of a  PUT  or  POST  request.  The
              default  behavior  (legacy reasons) for delivering the body, is that the whole body
              is gathered  and  converted  to  a  string.  But  if  the  httpd  config  parameter
              max_client_body_chunk  is set, the body will be delivered as binary chunks instead.
              The maximum size of the chunks is either max_client_body_chunk  or  decide  by  the
              client  if  it uses HTTP chunked encoding to send the body. When using the chunking
              mechanism this callback must return {continue, State::term()} for all  calls  where
              Input is {first, Data::binary()} or {continue, Data::binary(), State::term()}. When
              Input is {last, Data::binary(), State::term()} the return value will be ignored.

          Note:
              Note that if the body is small all data may be delivered in only one chunk and then
              the  callback will be called with {last, Data::binary(), undefined} without getting
              called with {first, Data::binary()}.

              The input State is the last returned State, in it the callback can include any data
              that it needs to keep track of when handling the chunks.

       Module:Function(Env, Input)-> Response

              Types:

                 Env = env()
                 Input = string()
                 Response = string()

              This  callback format consumes much memory, as the whole response must be generated
              before it is sent to  the  user.  This  callback  format  is  deprecated.  For  new
              development, use Module:Function/3.