package Catalyst::Action::REST::ForBrowsers;
$Catalyst::Action::REST::ForBrowsers::VERSION = '1.21';
use Moose;
use namespace::autoclean;

extends 'Catalyst::Action::REST';
use Catalyst::Request::REST::ForBrowsers;

    my $class  = shift;
    my $config = shift;
    Catalyst::Request::REST::ForBrowsers->_insert_self_into( $config->{class} );
    return $class->SUPER::BUILDARGS( $config, @_ );

override dispatch => sub {
    my $self = shift;
    my $c    = shift;

    my $req = $c->request();

    return super()
        unless $req->can('looks_like_browser')
            && $req->looks_like_browser()
            && uc $c->request()->method() eq 'GET';

    my $controller  = $c->component( $self->class );
    my $rest_method = $self->name() . '_GET_html';

    if (   $controller->action_for($rest_method)
        || $controller->can($rest_method) ) {

        return $self->_dispatch_rest_method( $c, $rest_method );

    return super();



=head1 NAME

Catalyst::Action::REST::ForBrowsers - Automated REST Method Dispatching that Accommodates Browsers


    sub foo :Local :ActionClass('REST::ForBrowsers') {
      ... do setup for HTTP method specific handlers ...

    sub foo_GET : Private {
      ... do something for GET requests ...

    sub foo_GET_html : Private {
      ... do something for GET requests from browsers ...

    sub foo_PUT : Private {
      ... do something for PUT requests ...


This class subclasses L<Catalyst::Action::REST> to add an additional
dispatching hook. If the request is a GET request I<and> the request looks
like it comes from a browser, it tries to dispatch to a C<GET_html> method
before trying to the C<GET> method instead. All other HTTP methods are
dispatched in the same way.

For example, in the synopsis above, calling GET on "/foo" from a browser will
end up calling the C<foo_GET_html> method. If the request is I<not> from a
browser, it will call C<foo_GET>.

See L<Catalyst::Action::REST> for more details on dispatching details.

=head1 METHODS

=over 4

=item dispatch

This method overrides the default dispatch mechanism to the re-dispatching
mechanism described above.


=head1 SEE ALSO

You likely want to look at L<Catalyst::Controller::REST>, which implements a
sensible set of defaults for a controller doing REST.

This class automatically adds the
L<Catalyst::TraitFor::Request::REST::ForBrowsers> role to your request class.


Dave Rolsky E<lt>autarch@urth.orgE<gt>


Copyright the above named AUTHOR and CONTRIBUTORS

=head1 LICENSE

You may distribute this code under the same terms as Perl itself.