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Re: [users@httpd] Implementing REST API


Thanks Miles! Well this is kind of hacking the code and implement
something like CGI handlers in the HTTP server. This is completely
fine and I am totally OK with that but I just don't want to re-invent
the wheel and do something and then find out that there were a
standard and known way to do that. Thanks for your tip! I am already
looking in the code. :)

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 2:21 AM Miles Fidelman
<mfidelman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 8/19/18 5:48 PM, Danesh Daroui wrote:
>
> > Hello all!
> >
> > I hope that I am posing my question to a relevant mailing list!
> >
> > I am looking for a solution to implement a RESTful API server. I have
> > tested and examined a bunch of solution and now I think the best
> > solution is to use a trustworthy, reliable, and robust implementation
> > of HTTP protocol such as Apache httpd as HTTP server as base and then
> > add my API handlers for REST commands. I am still looking at Apache
> > httpd's source code and doesn't really know what is the best way to
> > implement a RESTful API that would receive GET/POST/PUT/DELETE, etc.
> > commands with appropriate parameters and then send the results.
> >
> > I am wondering if there is a standard way or similar project that
> > somebody else has done? If not, what would be the best way to
> > implement this? Should I add a new module that handles RESTful APIs or
> > hack into the code and generate the response base on my API when a
> > HTTP command is received and send it through httpd?
> >
> >
> Generally, one would vector the URL to a script that would parse the
> full set of HTTP headers, and act accordingly.  Take a look at the
> documentation for how Apache's CGI interface works.  You might try
> looking around for an apache-based implementation of the Atom Publishing
> Protocol for an example.
>
> Miles Fidelman
>
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