yesod-static- Static file serving subsite for Yesod Web Framework.

Safe HaskellNone




Serve static files from a Yesod app.

This is great for developing your application, but also for a dead-simple deployment. Caching headers are automatically taken care of.

If you are running a proxy server (like Apache or Nginx), you may want to have that server do the static serving instead.

In fact, in an ideal setup you'll serve your static files from a separate domain name to save time on transmitting cookies. In that case, you may wish to use urlRenderOverride to redirect requests to this subsite to a separate domain name.

Note that this module's static subsite ignores all files and directories that are hidden by Unix conventions (i.e. start with a dot, such as ".ssh") and the directory tmp on the root of the directory with static files.



newtype Static Source

Type used for the subsite with static contents.


Static StaticSettings 

data family Route a

The type-safe URLs associated with a site argument.

Smart constructor

static :: FilePath -> IO StaticSource

Produce a default value of Static for a given file folder.

Does not have index files or directory listings. The static files' contents must not change, however new files can be added.

staticDevel :: FilePath -> IO StaticSource

Same as static, but does not assumes that the files do not change and checks their modification time whenever a request is made.

embed :: FilePath -> Q ExpSource

Produce a Static based on embedding all of the static files' contents in the executable at compile time.

Template Haskell helpers

staticFiles :: FilePath -> Q [Dec]Source

Template Haskell function that automatically creates routes for all of your static files.

For example, if you used

 staticFiles "static/"

and you had files "static/style.css" and "static/js/script.js", then the following top-level definitions would be created:

 style_css    = StaticRoute ["style.css"]    []
 js_script_js = StaticRoute ["js/script.js"] []

Note that dots (.), dashes (-) and slashes (/) are replaced by underscores (_) to create valid Haskell identifiers.

staticFilesList :: FilePath -> [FilePath] -> Q [Dec]Source

Same as staticFiles, but takes an explicit list of files to create identifiers for. The files path given are relative to the static folder. For example, to create routes for the files "static/js/jquery.js" and "static/css/normalize.css", you would use:

 staticFilesList \"static\" [\"js\/jquery.js\", \"css\/normalize.css\"]

This can be useful when you have a very large number of static files, but only need to refer to a few of them from Haskell.

publicFiles :: FilePath -> Q [Dec]Source

Same as staticFiles, but doesn't append an ETag to the query string.

Using publicFiles will speed up the compilation, since there won't be any need for hashing files during compile-time. However, since the ETag ceases to be part of the URL, the Static subsite won't be able to set the expire date too far on the future. Browsers still will be able to cache the contents, however they'll need send a request to the server to see if their copy is up-to-date.