NAME

Acme::HTTP - High-level access to Net::HTTP::NB and Net::HTTPS::NB

SYNOPSIS

    use Acme::HTTP;

    # you can use http:
    my $url = "http://perldoc.perl.org/perlfaq5.html";

    # ...or, alternatively, use https:
    #  $url = "https://metacpan.org/pod/Data::Dumper";

    set_redir_max(3); # Max. number of redirections
    set_timeout(10);  # Timeout in seconds

    my $obj = Acme::HTTP->new($url) || die $@;

    my $code = get_code();
    my $msg  = get_message();

    if ($code eq '404') {
        die "Page '$url' not found";
    }
    elsif ($code ne '200') {
        die "Page '$url' - Error $code, Msg '$msg'";
    }

    print "Orig url     = ", $url, "\n";
    print "Real url     = ", get_url_act(), "\n";
    print "Redirections = ", get_redir_act(), "\n";
    print "Length       = ", get_response()->{'Content-Length'} // 0, "\n";
    print "\n";

    while (1) {
        my $n = $obj->read_entity_body(my $buf, 4096);
        die "read failed: $@" unless defined $n;
        last unless $n;

        print $buf;
    }

PARAMETERS

The following parameters can be set in advance:

set_redir_max($count)

Set the maximum number of redirections

set_timeout($sec)

Set the timout in seconds

RETURN VALUES

The following variables are available read-only after new():

get_url_act()

returns the actual url after redirection

get_redir_act()

returns the actual number of redirection that have taken place

get_code()

returns the HTTP status

get_message()

returns the HTTP message

get_response()

returns a hash-reference of the response variables

List of values

In case of a successful new(), the subroutines get_code() and get_message() are usually set as follows:

  get_code()    => '200'
  get_message() => 'OK'

However, a non-existing address would typically return different values:

  get_code()    => '404'
  get_message() => 'Not Found'

Here is one sample result of get_response() of an MP3 file:

  'Content-Type'   => 'audio/mpeg'
  'Content-Length' => '28707232'
  'Date'           => 'Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:53:43 GMT'
  'Last-Modified'  => 'Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:52:52 GMT'
  'Accept-Ranges'  => 'bytes'
  'Connection'     => 'close'

  'Cache-Control'  => 'max-age=2269915'
  'ETag'           => '"1404967972"'
  'X-HW'           => '1408272823.dop...pa1.c'

...and here is another example result of get_esponse() of a web page:

  'Content-Type'   => 'text/html; charset=utf-8'
  'Content-Length' => '31569'
  'Date'           => 'Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:02:54 GMT'
  'Last-Modified'  => 'Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:31:45 GMT'
  'Accept-Ranges'  => 'bytes'
  'Connection'     => 'close'

  'Age'            => '0'
  'Set-Cookie'     => '...expires=12-Sep-2031...; secure',
  'Server'         => 'nginx/0.7.67',
  'Vary'           => 'Accept-Encoding,Cookie'
  'Via'            => '1.1 varnish',
  'X-Cache'        => 'MISS, MISS',
  'X-Cache-Hits'   => '0, 0',
  'X-Runtime'      => '0.479137'
  'X-Served-By'    => 'cache-lo80-LHR, cache-fra1222-FRA',

AUTHOR

Klaus Eichner <klaus03@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2014 by Klaus Eichner

All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the artistic license 2.0, see http://www.opensource.org/licenses/artistic-license-2.0.php