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HTTP::Body(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation HTTP::Body(3)
 

HTTP::Body - HTTP Body Parser

    use HTTP::Body;
    
    sub handler : method {
        my ( $class, $r ) = @_;
        my $content_type   = $r->headers_in->get('Content-Type');
        my $content_length = $r->headers_in->get('Content-Length');
        
        my $body   = HTTP::Body->new( $content_type, $content_length );
        my $length = $content_length;
        while ( $length ) {
            $r->read( my $buffer, ( $length < 8192 ) ? $length : 8192 );
            $length -= length($buffer);
            
            $body->add($buffer);
        }
        
        my $uploads     = $body->upload;     # hashref
        my $params      = $body->param;      # hashref
        my $param_order = $body->param_order # arrayref
        my $body        = $body->body;       # IO::Handle
    }

HTTP::Body parses chunks of HTTP POST data and supports application/octet-stream, application/json, application/x-www-form-urlencoded, and multipart/form-data.
Chunked bodies are supported by not passing a length value to new().
It is currently used by Catalyst to parse POST bodies.

When parsing multipart bodies, temporary files are created to store any uploaded files. You must delete these temporary files yourself after processing them, or set $body-> cleanup(1) to automatically delete them at DESTROY-time.

new
Constructor. Takes content type and content length as parameters, returns a HTTP::Body object.
add
Add string to internal buffer. Will call spin unless done. returns length before adding self.
body
accessor for the body.
chunked
Returns 1 if the request is chunked.
cleanup
Set to 1 to enable automatic deletion of temporary files at DESTROY-time.
content_length
Returns the content-length for the body data if known. Returns -1 if the request is chunked.
content_type
Returns the content-type of the body data.
init
return self.
length
Returns the total length of data we expect to read if known. In the case of a chunked request, returns the amount of data read so far.
trailing_headers
If a chunked request body had trailing headers, trailing_headers will return an HTTP::Headers object populated with those headers.
spin
Abstract method to spin the io handle.
state
Returns the current state of the parser.
param
Get/set body parameters.
upload
Get/set file uploads.
part_data
Just like 'param' but gives you a hash of the full data associated with the part in a multipart type POST/PUT. Example:
    {
      data => "test",
      done => 1,
      headers => {
        "Content-Disposition" => "form-data; name=\"arg2\"",
        "Content-Type" => "text/plain"
      },
      name => "arg2",
      size => 4
    }
    
tmpdir
Specify a different path for temporary files. Defaults to the system temporary path.
param_order
Returns the array ref of the param keys in the order how they appeared on the body

Since its original creation this module has been taken over by the Catalyst development team. If you want to contribute patches, these will be your primary contact points:
IRC:
    Join #catalyst-dev on irc.perl.org.
Mailing Lists:
    http://lists.scsys.co.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/catalyst-dev

Christian Hansen, "chansen@cpan.org"
Sebastian Riedel, "sri@cpan.org"
Andy Grundman, "andy@hybridized.org"

Simon Elliott "cpan@papercreatures.com"
Kent Fredric <kentnl@cpan.org>
Christian Walde
Torsten Raudssus <torsten@raudssus.de>

This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.
2015-01-29 perl v5.28.1

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