NAME

Dancer2::Serializer::Mutable - Serialize and deserialize content based on HTTP header

VERSION

version 0.208001

SYNOPSIS

    # in config.yml
    serializer: Mutable

    engines:
        serializer:
            Mutable:
                mapping:
                    'text/x-yaml'        : YAML
                    'text/html'          : YAML
                    'text/x-data-dumper' : Dumper
                    'text/x-json'        : JSON
                    'application/json'   : JSON

    # in the app
    put '/something' => sub {
        # deserialized from request
        my $name = param( 'name' );

        ...

        # will be serialized to the most
        # fitting format
        return { message => "user $name added" };
    };

DESCRIPTION

This serializer will try find the best (de)serializer for a given request. For this, it will pick the first valid content type found from the following list and use its related serializer.

  • The content_type from the request headers

  • the accept from the request headers

  • The default is application/json

The content-type/serializer mapping that Dancer2::Serializer::Mutable uses is

    serializer                  | content types
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Dancer2::Serializer::YAML   | text/x-yaml, text/html
    Dancer2::Serializer::Dumper | text/x-data-dumper
    Dancer2::Serializer::JSON   | text/x-json, application/json

A different mapping can be provided via the config file. For example, the default mapping would be configured as

    engines:
        serializer:
            Mutable:
                mapping:
                    'text/x-yaml'        : YAML
                    'text/html'          : YAML
                    'text/x-data-dumper' : Dumper
                    'text/x-json'        : JSON
                    'application/json'   : JSON

The keys of the mapping are the content-types to serialize, and the values the serializers to use. Serialization for YAML, Dumper and JSON are done using internal Dancer mechanisms. Any other serializer will be taken to be as Dancer2 serialization class (minus the Dancer2::Serializer:: prefix) and an instance of it will be used to serialize/deserialize data. For example, adding Dancer2::Serializer::XML to the mapping would be:

    engines:
        serializer:
            Mutable:
                mapping:
                    'text/x-yaml'        : YAML
                    'text/html'          : YAML
                    'text/x-data-dumper' : Dumper
                    'text/x-json'        : JSON
                    'text/xml'           : XML

INTERNAL METHODS

The following methods are used internally by Dancer2 and are not made accessible via the DSL.

serialize

Serialize a data structure. The format it is serialized to is determined automatically as described above. It can be one of YAML, Dumper, JSON, defaulting to JSON if there's no clear preference from the request.

deserialize

Deserialize the provided serialized data to a data structure. The type of serialization format depends on the request's content-type. For now, it can be one of YAML, Dumper, JSON.

content_type

Returns the content-type that was used during the last serialize / deserialize call. WARNING : you must call serialize / deserialize before calling content_type. Otherwise the return value will be undef.

AUTHOR

Dancer Core Developers

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2019 by Alexis Sukrieh.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.