Kamaelia docs : Kamaelia.Protocol.HTTP.Handlers.Minimal


A simple HTTP request handler for HTTPServer. Minimal serves files within a given directory, guessing their MIME-type from their file extension.

Example Usage

See HTTPResourceGlue.py for how to use request handlers.


class Minimal(Axon.Component.component)

A simple HTTP request handler for HTTPServer which serves files within a given directory, guessing their MIME-type from their file extension.

Arguments: -- request - the request dictionary object that spawned this component -- homedirectory - the path to prepend to paths requested -- indexfilename - if a directory is requested, this file is checked for inside it, and sent if found


  • control : UNUSED
  • _filecontrol : Signals from file reader
  • _fileread : File data
  • inbox : UNUSED


  • _fileprompt : Get the file reader to do some reading
  • outbox : Response dictionaries
  • signal : UNUSED
  • _filesignal : Shutdown the file reader

Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.


Produce the appropriate response then terminate.


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