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Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C The Apache API and Mod_perl

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ISBN-10: 156592567X

ISBN-13: 9781565925670

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

Authors: Doug MacEachern, Lincoln Stein, Linda Mui

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Apache is the most popular web server on the Internet because it is free, reliable, and extensible. The availability of the source code and the modular design of Apache makes it possible to extend web server functionality through the Apache API. For the most part, however, the Apache API has only been available to C programmers, and requires rebuilding the Apache server from source. mod_perl, the popular Apache module used primarily for enhanced CGI performance, changed all that by making the Apache API available to Perl programmers. With mod_perl, it becomes simple to develop Apache modules with Perl and install them without having to rebuild the web server. "Writing Apache Modules…    
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List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 750
Size: 6.97" wide x 9.17" long x 1.57" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Server-Side Programming with Apache Web Programming Then and Now The Apache Project
The Apache C and Perl APIs Ideas and Success Stories
A First Module Preliminaries Directory Layout Structure Installing mod_perl "Hello World" with the Perl API "Hello World" with the C API Instant Modules with Apache::Registry Troubleshooting Modules
The Apache Module Architecture and API How Apache Works
The Apache Life Cycle
The Handler API Perl API Classes and Data Structures
Content Handlers Content Handlers as File Processors Virtual Documents Redirection Processing Input Apache::Registry Handling Errors Chaining Content Handlers Method Handlers
Maintaining State Choosing the Right Technique Maintaining State in Hidden Fields Maintaining State with Cookies Protecting Client-Side
Information Storing State at the Server Side Storing State Information in SQL Databases Other Server-Side Techniques
Authentication and Authorization Access Control, Authentication, and Authorization Access Control with mod_perl Authentication Handlers Authorization Handlers Cookie-Based Access Control Authentication with the Secure Sockets Layer
Other Request Phases
The Child Initialization and Exit Phases
The Post Read Request Phase
The URI Translation Phase
The Header Parser Phase Customizing the Type Checking Phase Customizing the Fixup Phase
The Logging Phase Registered Cleanups Handling Proxy Requests Perl Server-Side Includes Subclassing the Apache Class
Customizing the Apache Configuration Process Simple Configuration with the PerlSetVar Directive
The Apache Configuration Directive API Configuring Apache with Perl Documenting Configuration Files
Perl API Reference Guide
The Apache Request Object Other Core Perl API Classes Configuration Classes
The Apache::File Class Special Global Variables, Subroutines, and Literals
C API Reference Guide, Part I Which Header Files to Use? Major Data Structures Memory Management and Resource Pools
C API Reference Guide, Part II Implementing Configuration Directives in C Customizing the Configuration Process String and URI Manipulation File and Directory Management Time and Date Functions Message Digest Algorithm Functions User and Group ID Information Routines Data Mutex Locking Launching Subprocesses
Standard Noncore Modules
Building and Installing mod_perl
Building Multifile C API Modules
Apache:: Modules Available on CPAN E. Third-Party C Modules F. HTML::Embperl-Embedding Perl Code in HTML