[swift-server-dev] HTTP API Review

Chris Bailey BAILEYC at uk.ibm.com
Sun Sep 3 12:51:51 CDT 2017

Hi Georgios:

The protocol which the class needs to implement is 'HTTPRequestHandling' 
but the class can have any name the user wants to use. I agree that for 
the documentation (and the tests!) the use of 'Handler' is confusing and 
could be better. How does the following look as a sample "Hello World" 

import HTTP

class MyServer: HTTPRequestHandling {
    func handle(request: HTTPRequest, response: HTTPResponseWriter ) -> 
HTTPBodyProcessing {
        response.writeHeader(status: .ok)
        response.writeBody("Hello, World!")
        return .discardBody

let server = HTTPServer()

try! server.start(port: 8080, handler: MyServer().handle)


From:   Georgios Moschovitis <george.moschovitis at icloud.com>
To:     Chris Bailey <BAILEYC at uk.ibm.com>
Cc:     swift-server-dev at swift.org
Date:   03/09/2017 07:44
Subject:        Re: [swift-server-dev] HTTP API Review

Had a (very) quick look, and in general it looks OK.
One thing that bothers me in the example is this ***Handler <-> 
***Handling inconsistency..

class SimpleHandler: HTTPRequestHandling

maybe something like

class WebApp: HTTPRequestHandling {

would make it less confusing?


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