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Re: Write a module to overwrite HTTP methods handling


Hi Nick,

Thank you for your answer. I guess module for CGI would be a guideline
for what I need to do. I just want to double check whether I am on the
right track or not. So when a HTTP request with a query string is
received, in my mind, the only way to handle it is the CGI which would
in turn run an executable file with given parameters in the query
string that has been parsed by the server. I am wondering if all HTTP
methods, such as GET/DELETE/PUT/POST, etc. are handled in CGI or this
is only GET? Also, would I be able to use CGI module and tailor it for
my usage to handle a received request as I wish e.g. establishing a
connection to a database or do something else based on the query
string?

Thanks for your help,

Danesh Daroui

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 4:51 PM Nick Kew <niq@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>
> > On 19 Sep 2018, at 13:57, Danesh Daroui <danesh.daroui@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am sorry if my question is a bit off! I am wondering whether it is
> > possible to write a server module that can handle different HTTP
> > methods in a customized way?
>
> Of course it's possible, and indeed common: see for example mod_dav,
> or even the oldest application module of all, mod_cgi.
>
> However, your question leads me to wonder if what you're looking for
> might not be better accomplished in configuration.  If you need
> functionality that isn't already supported, that would call for a new
> module (or equivalent), but you'd use configuration to determine
> when it should or shouldn't be invoked to process a request.
>
> --
> Nick Kew