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Catalyst::Plugin::SmartURI - Configurable URIs for Catalyst

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NAME

Catalyst::Plugin::SmartURI - Configurable URIs for Catalyst

SYNOPSIS

In your lib/MyApp.pm, load the plugin and your other plugins, for example:
    use Catalyst qw/
        -Debug
        ConfigLoader
        Static::Simple
        Session
        Session::Store::Memcached
        Session::State::Cookie
        Authentication
        Authorization::Roles
        +CatalystX::SimpleLogin
        SmartURI
    /;
In your .conf:
    <Plugin::SmartURI>
        disposition host-header   # application-wide
        uri_class   URI::SmartURI # by default
    </Plugin::SmartURI>
Per request:
    $c->uri_disposition('absolute');
Methods on URIs:
    <a href="[% c.uri_for('/foo').relative %]" ...

DESCRIPTION

Configure whether "$c->uri_for" and "$c->req->uri_with" return absolute, hostless or relative URIs, or URIs based on the 'Host' header. Also allows configuring which URI class to use. Works on application-wide or per-request basis.
This is useful in situations where you're for example, redirecting to a lighttpd from a firewall rule, instead of a real proxy, and you want your links and redirects to still work correctly.
To use your own URI class, just subclass URI::SmartURI and set "uri_class", or write a class that follows the same interface.
This plugin installs a custom "$c->request_class", however it does so in a way that won't break if you've already set "$c->request_class" yourself, ie. by using Catalyst::Action::REST (thanks mst!).
There is a minor performance penalty in perls older than 5.10, due to Class::C3, but only at initialization time.

METHODS

$c->uri_for

$c->req->uri_with

Returns a "$c->uri_class" object (URI::SmartURI by default) in the configured "$c->uri_disposition".

$c->req->uri

Returns a "$c->uri_class" object. If the context hasn't been prepared yet, uses the configured value for "uri_class".
"$c->req->uri->relative" will be relative to "$c->req->base".

$c->req->referer

Returns a "$c->uri_class" object for the referer (or configured "uri_class" if there's no context) with reference set to "$c->req->uri" if it comes from "$c->req->base".
In other words, if referer is your app, you can do "$c->req->referer->relative" and it will do the right thing.

CONFIGURATION

In myapp.conf:
    <Plugin::SmartURI>
        disposition absolute
        uri_class   URI::SmartURI
    </Plugin::SmartURI>
disposition
One of 'absolute', 'hostless', 'relative' or 'host-header'. Defaults to 'absolute'.
 
The special disposition 'host-header' uses the value of your 'Host:' header.
uri_class
The class to use for URIs, defaults to URI::SmartURI.

PER REQUEST

    package MyAPP::Controller::RSSFeed;
    ...
    sub begin : Private {
        my ($self, $c) = @_;
        $c->uri_class('Your::URI::Class::For::Request');
        $c->uri_disposition('absolute');
    }
$c->uri_disposition('absolute'|'hostless'|'relative'|'host-header')
Set URI disposition to use for the duration of the request.
$c->uri_class($class)
Set the URI class to use for "$c->uri_for" and "$c->req->uri_with" for the duration of the request.

EXTENDING

"$c->prepare_uri" actually creates the URI, which you can override.

SEE ALSO

URI::SmartURI, Catalyst, URI

AUTHOR

Rafael Kitover, "<rkitover at cpan.org>"

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-catalyst-plugin-smarturi at rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Catalyst-Plugin-SmartURI>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
    perldoc Catalyst::Plugin::SmartURI
You can also look for information at:
RT: CPAN's request tracker
 
<http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Catalyst-Plugin-SmartURI>
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
 
<http://annocpan.org/dist/Catalyst-Plugin-SmartURI>
CPAN Ratings
 
<http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Catalyst-Plugin-SmartURI>
Search CPAN
 
<http://search.cpan.org/dist/Catalyst-Plugin-SmartURI>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

from #catalyst:
vipul came up with the idea
mst came up with the design and implementation details for the current version
kd reviewed my code and offered suggestions

TODO

I'd like to extend on Catalyst::Plugin::RequireSSL, and make a plugin that rewrites URIs for actions with an SSL attribute. Copyright (c) 2008 Rafael Kitover
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2015-10-04 perl v5.20.2