Apache HTTP Server Request Library What is it? ----------- httpd-apreq is subproject of the Apache HTTP Server Project whose committers develop and maintain the libapreq C library and its language bindings for Perl (contributions for additional language bindings are most welcome). libapreq is a safe, standards-compliant, high-performance library used for parsing HTTP cookies, query-strings and POST data. The original version (libapreq-1.X) was designed by Lincoln Stein and Doug MacEachern. The perl APIs Apache::Request and Apache::Cookie are the lightweight mod_perl analogs of the CGI and CGI::Cookie perl modules. Version 2 of libapreq is an improved codebase designed around APR and Apache-2's input filter API. The C codebase is separated into two independent components: 1) libapreq2, a shared library which is based on libapr and libaprutil. 2) A collection of modules: - mod_apreq2, a filter module for the Apache 2.X webserver, - a CGI module included in libapreq2 itself, - a custom module for general applications. Version 2 also includes the perl APIs for libapreq2- Apache2::Request, Apache2::Upload and Apache2::Cookie. The corresponding XS modules are generated by ExtUtils::XSBuilder, which is based on the new build system created specifically for mod_perl2. The Latest Version ------------------ Details of the latest version can be found on the libapreq project page at http://httpd.apache.org/apreq Documentation ------------- The documentation is in the docs/ directory. It is based on Doxygen, and can be regenerated by typing % make docs in the main directory. Installation ------------ For full details please consult the INSTALL file. Briefly, to install just the C API (libapreq2 + environment modules) on a Unix-like system: % ./configure --with-apache2-apxs=/path/to/apache2/bin/apxs % make % make test % make install To build and install the perl API as well, either add the "--enable-perl-glue" configure option, or let Makefile.PL enable it for you: % perl Makefile.PL --with-apache2-apxs=/path/to/apache2/bin/apxs % make % make test % make install Licensing --------- Please see the file called LICENSE. Contacts -------- o Project homepage: http://httpd.apache.org/apreq/ o Mailing Lists: user lists: C/C++ API - firstname.lastname@example.org Perl API - email@example.com Tcl API - XXX Java API - XXX Python API - XXX developer list (bugs, patches, code contributions, etc.): firstname.lastname@example.org Acknowledgments ---------------- We wish to acknowledge the following copyrighted works that make up portions of the Apache software: libapreq2 relies heavily on the use of the GNU auto-tools to provide a build environment. The tests are based on the Apache::Test, Test::Harness and Test::Inline. Doxygen generates the documentation for libapreq2. The perl glue and pods are generated by ExtUtils::XSBuilder.