The direct-http package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

This package is a native implementation of the HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It lives as a library, exporting an interface reminiscent of CGI or FastCGI. Thus policy on how namespace is mapped to files and/or scripts is entirely up to the client application.

This package is partially compatible with direct-fastcgi by the same author, but is intended more by way of a replacement for it than a companion to it, and makes several design decisions differently. The biggest is the use of MonadControlBase for exceptions.

Version 0.5.1: Uses SafeSemaphore, which is the future, rather than QSem from base, which is deprecated.

Version This preliminary release is a preview to gauge community interest. Not even all major features are implemented; things that exist only as stubs include encryption, compression, chunking, and reading back cookies. Nonetheless it may be useful if run behind a reverse proxy that provides the missing features transparently, such as Apache.


Versions 0.5,, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.6
Dependencies base (>=4.5 && <5), bytestring (>= && <1), containers (>= && <1), direct-daemonize (>=3.0 && <4), lifted-base (>=0.1.1 && <2), monad-control (>= && <1), mtl (>= && <3), network (>= && <3), old-locale (>= && <2), SafeSemaphore (>=0.9.0 && <1), time (>=1.4 && <2), transformers-base (>=0.4.1 && <1), unix (>= && <3), utf8-string (>=0.3.7 && <1) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Copyright (c) 2012 Irene Knapp
Author Irene Knapp
Maintainer "Irene Knapp" <>
Stability Unknown
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Uploaded Fri Jan 25 17:23:16 UTC 2013 by IreneKnapp
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