[cgiapp] ::Server vs ::Dispatch::Server: Worth having both?
hartzell at alerce.com
Sat Sep 20 23:18:09 EDT 2008
George Hartzell writes:
> Ricardo SIGNES writes:
> > * Michael Peters <mpeters at plusthree.com> [2008-09-17T12:37:04]
> > > Bradley C Bailey wrote:
> > >
> > > >In CAD::Server it tries to serve files staticly first before sending to
> > > >dispatch. I think the best solution would be to specify a way to mark an
> > > >entry point in the CA::Server config to specify static content.
> > >
> > > This would also improve performance since static content is more common
> > > than non-static (each non-static page probably links to at least a dozen
> > > static files).
> > Patches welcome.
> Attached are four patches to CGI::Application::Server version 0.050
> that implement various changes that have been discussed on the cgiapp
> mailing list.
> fix-pod.patch touches up the SYNOPSIS section to include 'use'
> statements for the various modules in the entry-points.
> fix-simple-use.patch moves HTTP::Server::Simple::Static from
> CGI::Application::Server's base class list to a simple use
> (pointed out by Bradley C. Bailey in the context of
> static-content.patch extends the entry-points table so that you can
> point specific entry-points at directories, which are then used as
> the docroot in a call to serve-static.
> fix-empty-target-take-2.patch provides support for dispatching on
> I created each of these patches by developing the patches on a
> subversion branch and then diffing the branch to the trunk. The
> static-content.patch creates two new directories in t/htdocs and
> populates them with simple index.html files that are used by the
> associated test script. I found that I needed to create these
> directories by hand before applying that patch or the index.html files
> weren't created (but patch didn't complain either...). I don't know
> if it's a freebsd-ism, or.... Go figure.
It turns out that if you cd into the CGI-Application-Server-0.050
directory and apply the static-content.patch file with
patch -p0 < static-content.patch
the directories under t/htdocs are created as required.
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