Alex Vandiver


Jifty::View::Static::Handler - Jifty view handler for static files


This is deprecated and is being port to a stack of plack middleware and plack::app::file

This class takes care of serving out static files for a Jifty application.

When fully operational, it will use an algorithm along the lines of the following:

* Static files are served out of a separate root * If static files go through apache: * How do we merge together the N static roots? * If static files go through Jifty::Handler * We need a flag to allow them to go through the dispatcher, too * return "True" (304) for if-modified-since * if the browser accepts gzipped data, see if we have a cached gzipped copy if so, send it see if we have a marker indicating that gzip is a lose if so, send uncompressed

        gzip the content
        send the gzipped content
     * if the browser doesn't accept gzipped content
        send the content uncompressed


Create a new static file handler. Likely, only the Jifty::Handler needs to do this.


Returns all the static roots the handler will search

show $path

Handle a request for $path. If we can't find a static file of that name, return undef.

handle_request $path

An alias for "show"

file_path $path

Returns the system path for $path, searching inside the application's static root, loaded plugins' static roots, and finally Jifty's static root. Returns undef if it can't find the file in any path.

template_exists $path

An alias for "file_path".

mime_type $path

Returns the mime type of the file whose path on disk is $path. Tries to use MIME::Types to guess first. If that fails, it falls back to File::MMagic.

send_file $path $mimetype

Print $path to STDOUT (the client), identified with a mimetype of $mimetype.


Sends appropriate cache control and expiration headers such that the client will cache the content. COMPRESSION is deprecated


Sends a "304 Not modified" response to the browser, telling it to use a cached copy.