188.8.131.52 Request Methods
Calls the Apache ap_add_common_vars() function. After a
call to this method, req.subprocess_env will contain a
lot of CGI information.
- add_handler(htype, handler[, dir])
Allows dynamic handler registration. htype is a string
containing the name of any of the apache request (but not filter or
connection) handler directives,
e.g. "PythonHandler". handler is a string containing the
name of the module and the handler function. Optional dir is
a string containing the name of the directory to be added to the
pythonpath. If no directory is specified, then, if there is already
a handler of the same type specified, its directory is inherited,
otherwise the directory of the presently executing handler is
used. If there is a
PythonPath directive in effect, then
sys.path will be set exactly according to it (no directories
added, the dir argument is ignored).
A handler added this way only persists throughout the life of the
request. It is possible to register more handlers while inside the
handler of the same type. One has to be careful as to not to create
an infinite loop this way.
Dynamic handler registration is a useful technique that allows the
code to dynamically decide what will happen next. A typical example
might be a
PythonAuthenHandler that will assign different
PythonHandlers based on the authorization level, something
There is no checking being done on the validity of the handler
name. If you pass this function an invalid handler it will simply be
- allow_methods(methods[, reset])
Adds methods to the req.allowed_methods list. This list
will be passed in
Allowed: header if
HTTP_METHOD_NOT_ALLOWED or HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED
is returned to the client. Note that Apache doesn't do anything to
restrict the methods, this list is only used to construct the
header. The actual method-restricting logic has to be provided in the
methods is a sequence of strings. If reset is 1, then
the list of methods is first cleared.
Returns DocumentRoot setting.
Returns a string containing the password when Basic authentication is
Returns a reference to the table object containing the mod_python
configuration in effect for this request except for
PythonOption (The latter can be
obtained via req.get_options(). The table has directives as
keys, and their values, if any, as values.
- get_remote_host([type, str_is_ip])
This method is used to determine remote client's DNS name or IP
number. The first call to this function may entail a DNS look up, but
subsequent calls will use the cached result from the first call.
The optional type argument can specify the following:
apache.REMOTE_HOST Look up the DNS name. Return None if Apache
off or the hostname cannot
apache.REMOTE_NAME (Default) Return the DNS name if
possible, or the IP (as a string in dotted decimal notation)
apache.REMOTE_NOLOOKUP Don't perform a DNS lookup, return an
IP. Note: if a lookup was performed prior to this call, then the
cached host name is returned.
apache.REMOTE_DOUBLE_REV Force a double-reverse lookup. On
failure, return None.
If str_is_ip is
None or unspecified, then the return
value is a string representing the DNS name or IP address.
If the optional str_is_ip argument is not
None, then the
return value is an
(address, str_is_ip) tuple, where str_is_ip
is non-zero if
address is an IP address string.
None is returned.
Returns a reference to the table object containing the options set by
Internally redirects the request to the new_uri. new_uri
must be a string.
The httpd server handles internal redirection by creating a new
request object and processing all request phases. Within an internal
req.prev will contain a reference to a request
object from which it was redirected.
- log_error(message[, level])
An interface to the Apache
function. message is a string with the error message,
level is one of the following flags constants:
If you need to write to log and do not have a reference to a request object,
use the apache.log_error function.
Returns a tuple of strings of arguments to
For example, with the following apache configuration:
requires() would return
require user joe
('user joe', 'valid-user').
Reads at most len bytes directly from the client, returning a
string with the data read. If the len argument is negative or
omitted, reads all data given by the client.
This function is affected by the
Timeout Apache configuration
directive. The read will be aborted and an IOError
raised if the
Timeout is reached while reading client data.
This function relies on the client providing the
header. Absence of the
Content-length header will be treated as
Content-length: 0 was supplied.
Content-length may cause the function to try to read
more data than available, which will make the function block until a
Timeout is reached.
Like read() but reads until end of line.
In accordance with the HTTP specification, most clients will
be terminating lines with "\r\n" rather
than simply "\n".
Reads all or up to sizehint bytes of lines using
readline and returns a list of the lines read.
- register_cleanup(callable[, data])
Registers a cleanup. Argument callable can be any callable
object, the optional argument data can be any object (default is
None). At the very end of the request, just before the actual
request record is destroyed by Apache, callable will be called
with one argument, data.
It is OK to pass the request object as data, but keep in mind that
when the cleanup is executed, the request processing is already
complete, so doing things like writing to the client is completely
If errors are encountered during cleanup processing, they should be in
error log, but otherwise will not affect request processing in any
way, which makes cleanup bugs sometimes hard to spot.
If the server is shut down before the cleanup had a chance to run,
it's possible that it will not be executed.
- sendfile(path[, offset, len])
Sends len bytes of file path directly to the client,
starting at offset offset using the server's internal
API. offset defaults to 0, and len defaults to -1 (send
the entire file).
This function provides the most efficient way to send a file to the
Writes string directly to the client, then flushes the buffer.
Sets the value of req.clength and the "Content-Length" header to len. Note that after the headers have been sent out (which
happens just before the first byte of the body is written,
i.e. first call to req.write()), calling the method is
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