libapreq2 Documentation

Project Website: /apreq/

                    Apache HTTP Server Request Library

  What is it?
  httpd-apreq is subproject of the Apache HTTP Server Project 
  whose committers develop and maintain the libapreq C library
  and its language bindings for Perl (contributions for additional 
  language bindings are most welcome).

  libapreq is a safe, standards-compliant, high-performance library 
  used for parsing HTTP cookies, query-strings and POST data.  The 
  original version (libapreq-1.X) was designed by Lincoln Stein and Doug 
  MacEachern.  The perl APIs Apache::Request and Apache::Cookie are the
  lightweight mod_perl analogs of the CGI and CGI::Cookie perl modules.

  Version 2 of libapreq is an improved codebase designed around APR
  and Apache-2's input filter API.  The C codebase is separated into
  two independent components:

      1) libapreq2, a shared library which is based on 
         libapr and libaprutil.

      2) A collection of modules:

          - mod_apreq2, a filter module for the Apache 2.X webserver,
          - a CGI module included in libapreq2 itself,
          - a custom module for general applications.

  Version 2 also includes the perl APIs for libapreq2- Apache2::Request,
  Apache2::Upload and Apache2::Cookie.  The corresponding XS modules 
  are generated by ExtUtils::XSBuilder, which is based on the new build
  system created specifically for mod_perl2.

  The Latest Version

  Details of the latest version can be found on the libapreq
  project page at 



  The documentation is in the docs/ directory.  It is
  based on Doxygen, and can be regenerated by typing

        % make docs

  in the main directory.


  For full details please consult the INSTALL file.  Briefly,
  to install just the C API (libapreq2 + environment modules)
  on a Unix-like system:

            % ./configure --with-apache2-apxs=/path/to/apache2/bin/apxs
            % make
            % make test
            % make install

   To build and install the perl API as well, either add
   the "--enable-perl-glue" configure option, or let Makefile.PL
   enable it for you:

            % perl Makefile.PL --with-apache2-apxs=/path/to/apache2/bin/apxs
            % make
            % make test 
            % make install


  Please see the file called LICENSE.


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  make up portions of the Apache software:

  libapreq2 relies heavily on the use of the GNU auto-tools 
  to provide a build environment.  The tests are based on 
  the Apache::Test, Test::Harness and Test::Inline.

  Doxygen generates the documentation for libapreq2. The perl glue
  and pods are generated by ExtUtils::XSBuilder.