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SWI-Prolog HTTP support library

This directory provides the SWI-Prolog libraries for accessing and providing HTTP services.

Client library

The main client library is library(http/http_open), which can open both HTTP and HTTPS connections and handle all request methods.

Server library

The main server libraris are

  • library(http/thread_httpd) implements the server
  • library(http/http_dispatch) implements binding locations predicates
  • library(http/http_unix_daemon) implements integration in various Unix server managers and in general provides a suitable entry point for HTTP servers on Unix.
  • library(http/html_write) implements generating HTML
  • library(http/http_json) implements reading and writing JSON documents.

For simplicity, you can use library(http/http_server), which combines the typical HTTP libraries that most servers need. The idea of a common request handling system and three controlling libraries is outdated; the threaded server now being the only sensible controlling library.

Requirements

This library uses functionality from the ssl package to support HTTPS, the sgml package to read XML/HTML and the clib package for various extensions.

Prolog files

ax.pl  -- Attribute Exchange libraryShow source
html_head.pl  -- Automatic inclusion of CSS and scripts linksShow source
html_quasiquotations.pl  -- HTML quasi quotationsShow source
html_write.pl  -- Write HTML textShow source
http_authenticate.pl  -- Authenticate HTTP connections using 401 headersShow source
http_authenticate/3True if Request contains the information to continue according to Type.Source
http_authorization_data/2Decode the HTTP Authorization header.Source
http_current_user/3True when User is present in the htpasswd file File and Fields provides the additional fields.Source
http_read_passwd_file/2Read a password file.Source
http_write_passwd_file/2Write password data Data to File.Source
authenticate/3Plugin for library(http_dispatch) to perform basic HTTP authentication.Source
http_client.pl  -- HTTP client libraryShow source
post_data_hook/3Hook to extend the datatypes supported by the post(Data) option of http_open/3.Source
http_convert_data/4Multi-file hook to convert a HTTP payload according to the Content-Type header.Source
http_delete/3Execute a DELETE method on the server.Source
http_disconnect/1Close down some connections.Source
http_get/3Get data from a URL server and convert it to a suitable Prolog representation based on the Content-Type header and plugins.Source
http_patch/4Issue an HTTP PATCH request.Source
http_post/4Issue an HTTP POST request.Source
http_put/4Issue an HTTP PUT request.Source
http_read_data/3Read data from an HTTP connection and convert it according to the supplied to(Format) option or based on the Content-type in the Request.Source
http_cookie.pl  -- HTTP client cookie handlingShow source
http_cors.pl  -- Enable CORS: Cross-Origin Resource SharingShow source
cors_enable/0Emit the HTTP header Access-Control-Allow-Origin using domains from the setting http:cors.Source
cors_enable/2CORS reply to a Preflight OPTIONS request.Source
http_digest.pl  -- HTTP Digest authenticationShow source
http_dirindex.pl  -- HTTP directory listingsShow source
mime_type_icon/2Multi-file hook predicate that can be used to associate icons to files listed by http_reply_dirindex/3.Source
directory_index/4Show index for a directory.Source
http_reply_dirindex/3Provide a directory listing for Request, assuming it is an index for the physical directrory Dir.Source
http_dispatch.pl  -- Dispatch requests in the HTTP serverShow source
http_404/2Reply using an "HTTP 404 not found" page.Source
http_current_handler/2True if Location is handled by Closure.Source
http_current_handler/3Resolve the current handler and options to execute it.Source
http_delete_handler/1Delete handler for Spec.Source
http_dispatch/1Dispatch a Request using http_handler/3 registrations.Source
http_handler/3Register Closure as a handler for HTTP requests.Source
http_link_to_id/3HREF is a link on the local server to a handler with given ID, passing the given Parameters.Source
http_location_by_id/2True when Location represents the HTTP path to which the handler with identifier ID is bound.Source
http_redirect/3Redirect to a new location.Source
http_reload_with_parameters/3Create a request on the current handler with replaced search parameters.Source
http_reply_file/3Options is a list of.Source
http_request_expansion/2Register Goal for expanding the HTTP request handler.Source
http_safe_file/2True if FileSpec is considered safe.Source
http_switch_protocol/2Send an "HTTP 101 Switching Protocols" reply.Source
http_dyn_workers.pl  -- Dynamically schedule HTTP workers.Show source
http_error.pl  -- Decorate uncaught HTTP exceptions with stack-traceShow source
http_exception.pl  -- Map Prolog exceptions to HTTP errorsShow source
http_files.pl  -- Serve plain files from a hierarchyShow source
http_reply_from_files/3HTTP handler that serves files from the directory Dir.Source
http_header.pl  -- Handling HTTP headersShow source
http_hook.pl  -- HTTP library hooksShow source
http_host.pl  -- Obtain public server locationShow source
http_json.pl  -- HTTP JSON Plugin moduleShow source
post_data_hook/3Hook implementation that allows http_post_data/3 posting JSON objects using one of the forms below.Source
http_convert_data/4Hook implementation that supports reading JSON documents.Source
http_read_json/2Extract JSON data posted to this HTTP request.Source
http_read_json/3Extract JSON data posted to this HTTP request.Source
http_read_json_dict/2Similar to http_read_json/2,3, but by default uses the version 7 extended datatypes.Source
http_read_json_dict/3Similar to http_read_json/2,3, but by default uses the version 7 extended datatypes.Source
is_json_content_type/1True if ContentType is a header value (either parsed or as atom/string) that denotes a JSON value.Source
json_type/1True if MediaType is a JSON media type.Source
reply_json/1Formulate a JSON HTTP reply.Source
reply_json/2Formulate a JSON HTTP reply.Source
reply_json_dict/1As reply_json/1 and reply_json/2, but assumes the new dict based data representation.Source
reply_json_dict/2As reply_json/1 and reply_json/2, but assumes the new dict based data representation.Source
http_load.pl  -- Load Prolog code from a web serverShow source
prolog_load_file/2Hook into load_files/2 that loads http:// and https:// resources directly from the web.Source
http_log.pl  -- HTTP Logging moduleShow source
http_multipart_plugin.pl  -- Multipart form-data pluginShow source
http_convert_data/4Convert multipart/form-data messages for http_read_data/3.Source
http_open.pl  -- HTTP client libraryShow source
disable_encoding_filter/1Do not use the Content-encoding as Transfer-encoding encoding for specific values of ContentType.Source
http_close_keep_alive/1Close all keep-alive connections matching Address.Source
http_open/3Open the data at the HTTP server as a Prolog stream.Source
http_set_authorization/2Set user/password to supply with URLs that have URL as prefix.Source
open_hook/6Hook implementation that makes open_any/5 support http and https URLs for Mode == read.Source
http_openid.pl  -- OpenID consumer and server libraryShow source
openid_associate/3Calls openid_associate/4 as.Source
openid_associate/4Associate with an open-id server.Source
openid_authenticate/4Succeeds if Request comes from the OpenID server and confirms that User is a verified OpenID user.Source
openid_current_host/3Find current location of the server.Source
openid_current_url/2Find the public URL for Request that we can make available to our identity provider.Source
openid_grant/1Handle the reply from checkid_setup_server/3.Source
openid_hook/1Call hook on the OpenID management library.Source
openid_logged_in/1True if session is associated with OpenID.Source
openid_login/1Associate the current HTTP session with OpenID.Source
openid_login_form/4Create the OpenID form.Source
openid_logout/1Remove the association of the current session with any OpenID.Source
openid_server/2Realise the OpenID server.Source
openid_server/3True if OpenIDLogin is the typed id for OpenID verified by Server.Source
openid_user/3True if OpenID is a validated OpenID associated with the current session.Source
openid_verify/2Handle the initial login form presented to the user by the relying party (consumer).Source
http_parameters.pl  -- Extract parameters (GET and POST) from HTTP requestsShow source
http_path.pl  -- Abstract specification of HTTP server locationsShow source
http_proxy.pl  -- Use HTTP network proxiesShow source
http_pwp.pl  -- Serve PWP pages through the HTTP serverShow source
http_server.pl  -- HTTP server libraryShow source
http_server/1Create an HTTP server using http_dispatch/1 for handling requests.Source
http_server_files.pl  -- Serve files needed by modules from the serverShow source
serve_files_in_directory/2Serve files from the directory Alias from the path-info from Request.Source
http_session.pl  -- HTTP Session managementShow source
http_close_session/1Closes an HTTP session.Source
http_current_session/2Enumerate the current sessions and associated data.Source
http_in_session/1True if SessionId is an identifier for the current session.Source
http_open_session/2Establish a new session.Source
http_session_assert/1Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with the current HTTP session.Source
http_session_assert/2Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with an explicit HTTP session.Source
http_session_asserta/1Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with the current HTTP session.Source
http_session_asserta/2Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with an explicit HTTP session.Source
http_session_cookie/1Generate a random cookie that can be used by a browser to identify the current session.Source
http_session_data/1True if Data is associated using http_session_assert/1 to the current HTTP session.Source
http_session_data/2Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with an explicit HTTP session.Source
http_session_id/1True if SessionId is an identifier for the current session.Source
http_session_option/1True if Option is a current option of the session system.Source
http_session_retract/1Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with the current HTTP session.Source
http_session_retract/2Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with an explicit HTTP session.Source
http_session_retractall/1Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with the current HTTP session.Source
http_session_retractall/2Versions of assert/1, retract/1 and retractall/1 that associate data with an explicit HTTP session.Source
http_set_session/1Overrule a setting for the current or specified session.Source
http_set_session/2Overrule a setting for the current or specified session.Source
http_set_session_options/1Set options for the session library.Source
http_sgml_plugin.pl  -- Parse of HTML and XML documents for the HTTP client libsShow source
http_ssl_plugin.pl  -- SSL plugin for HTTP librariesShow source
http_stream.pl  -- HTTP StreamsShow source
http_unix_daemon.pl  -- Run SWI-Prolog HTTP server as a Unix system daemonShow source
sni_options/2Hook to provide Server Name Indication (SNI) for TLS servers.
http_certificate_hook/3Hook called before starting the server if the --https option is used.Source
http_daemon/0Start the HTTP server as a daemon process.Source
http_daemon/1Start the HTTP server as a daemon process.Source
http_server_hook/1Hook that is called to start the HTTP server.Source
http_wrapper.pl  -- Server processing of an HTTP requestShow source
http_current_request/1Returns the HTTP request currently being processed.Source
http_peer/2True when PeerIP is the IP address of the connection peer.Source
http_relative_path/2Convert an absolute path (without host, fragment or search) into a path relative to the current page.Source
http_send_header/1This API provides an alternative for writing the header field as a CGI header.Source
http_spawned/1Internal use only.Source
http_wrap_spawned/3Internal use only.Source
http_wrapper/5Simple wrapper to read and decode an HTTP header from `In', call :Goal while watching for exceptions and send the result to the stream `Out'.Source
hub.pl  -- Manage a hub for websocketsShow source
current_hub/2True when there exists a hub Hub with Name.Source
hub_add/3Add a WebSocket to the hub.Source
hub_broadcast/2Send Message to all websockets associated with Hub for which call(Condition, Id) succeeds.Source
hub_broadcast/3Send Message to all websockets associated with Hub for which call(Condition, Id) succeeds.Source
hub_create/3Create a new hub.Source
hub_send/2Send message to the indicated ClientId.Source
inetd_httpd.pl  -- Run Prolog HTTP server from Unix inetdShow source
http_server/2Start the server from inetd.Source
jquery.pl  -- Provide JQueryShow source
js_grammar.pl  -- JavaScript grammarShow source
js_write.pl  -- Utilities for including JavaScriptShow source
javascript/4Quasi quotation parser for JavaScript that allows for embedding Prolog variables to substitude identifiers in the JavaScript snippet.Source
js_arg/3Same as js_expression//1, but fails if Expression is invalid, where js_expression//1 raises an error.Source
js_arg_list/3Write javascript (function) arguments.Source
js_call/3Emit a call to a Javascript function.Source
js_expression/3Emit a single JSON argument.Source
js_new/4Emit a call to a Javascript object declaration.Source
js_script/3Generate a JavaScript script element with the given content.Source
json.pl  -- Reading and writing JSON serializationShow source
json_convert.pl  -- Convert between JSON terms and Prolog application termsShow source
current_json_object/3Multifile predicate computed from the json_object/1 declarations.Source
json_object/1Declare a JSON object.Source
json_to_prolog/2Translate a JSON term into an application term.Source
prolog_to_json/2Translate a Prolog application Term into a JSON object term.Source
mimepack.pl  -- Create a MIME messageShow source
mimetype.pl  -- Determine mime-type for a fileShow source
charset/3Hook that determines the Charset for File that has media type MediaType.
mime_extension/2Hook that is called by file_mime_type/2 before the default table is examined.
file_content_type/2True if File should be served using ContentType: ContentType.Source
file_content_type/3True if File should be served using ContentType: ContentType.Source
file_mime_type/2True when MimeType is the mime-type to be used for sending FileName.Source
term_html.pl  -- Represent Prolog terms as HTMLShow source
thread_httpd.pl  -- Threaded HTTP serverShow source
websocket.pl  -- WebSocket supportShow source
http_open_websocket/3Establish a client websocket connection.Source
http_upgrade_to_websocket/3Create a websocket connection running call(Goal, WebSocket), where WebSocket is a socket-pair.Source
ws_close/3Close a WebSocket connection by sending a close message if this was not already sent and wait for the close reply.Source
ws_open/3Turn a raw TCP/IP (or any other binary stream) into a websocket stream.Source
ws_property/2True if Property is a property WebSocket.Source
ws_receive/2Receive the next message from WebSocket.Source
ws_receive/3Receive the next message from WebSocket.Source
ws_send/2Send a message over a websocket.Source
xpce_httpd.pl  -- Process HTTP requests using XPCE socketsShow source
yadis.pl  -- Yadis discoveryShow source
xrds_dom/2True when XRDS_DOM is a parsed XML document for the given resource.Source
xrds_location/2Discover the location of the XRDS document from the given Id.Source