- http_unix_daemon.pl -- Run SWI-Prolog HTTP server as a Unix system daemon
- thread_httpd.pl -- Threaded HTTP server
- http_wrapper.pl -- Server processing of an HTTP request
- http_header.pl -- Handling HTTP headers
- html_write.pl -- Write HTML text
- html_quasiquotations.pl -- HTML quasi quotations
- http_dispatch.pl -- Dispatch requests in the HTTP server
- mimetype.pl -- Determine mime-type for a file
- http_path.pl -- Abstract specification of HTTP server locations
- http_host.pl -- Obtain public server location
- http_exception.pl -- Map Prolog exceptions to HTTP errors
- mimepack.pl -- Create a MIME message
- http_stream.pl -- HTTP Streams
- http_ssl_plugin.pl -- SSL plugin for HTTP libraries
- http_parameters.pl -- Extract parameters (GET and POST) from HTTP requests
- http_client.pl -- HTTP client library
- http_open.pl -- HTTP client library
- http_multipart_plugin.pl -- Multipart form-data plugin
- http_hook.pl -- HTTP library hooks
- html_head.pl -- Automatic inclusion of CSS and scripts links
- term_html.pl -- Represent Prolog terms as HTML
- jquery.pl -- Provide JQuery
- http_server_files.pl -- Serve files needed by modules from the server
- json.pl -- Reading and writing JSON serialization
- http_session.pl -- HTTP Session management
- http_openid.pl -- OpenID consumer and server library
- yadis.pl -- Yadis discovery
- ax.pl -- Attribute Exchange library
- http_authenticate.pl -- Authenticate HTTP connections using 401 headers
- http_json.pl -- HTTP JSON Plugin module
- http_dirindex.pl -- HTTP directory listings
- http_cors.pl -- Enable CORS: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
- json_convert.pl -- Convert between JSON terms and Prolog application terms
- http_error.pl -- Decorate uncaught HTTP exceptions with stack-trace
- hub.pl -- Manage a hub for websockets
- websocket.pl -- WebSocket support
- http_log.pl -- HTTP Logging module
- http_server(:Goal, :Options) is det
- Create a server at Port that calls Goal for each parsed request.
Options provide a list of options. Defined options are
- Port to bind to. Address is either a port or a term Host:Port. The port may be a variable, causing the system to select a free port. See tcp_bind/2.
- If provided, use this socket instead of the creating one and binding it to an address. The socket must be bound to an address.
- Determine the number of worker threads. Default is 5. This is fine for small scale usage. Public servers typically need a higher number.
- Max time of inactivity trying to read the request after a connection has been opened. Default is 60 seconds. See set_stream/1 using the timeout option.
- Time to keep `Keep alive' connections alive. Default is 2 seconds.
- Stack sizes to use for the workers. The default is inherited
mainthread. As of version 5.9 stacks are no longer pre-allocated and the given sizes only act as a limit. If you need to control resource usage look at the
spawnoption of http_handler/3 and
A typical initialization for an HTTP server that uses http_dispatch/1 to relay requests to predicates is:
:- use_module(library(http/thread_httpd)). :- use_module(library(http/http_dispatch)). start_server(Port) :- http_server(http_dispatch, [port(Port)]).
Note that multiple servers can coexist in the same Prolog process. A notable application of this is to have both an HTTP and HTTPS server, where the HTTP server redirects to the HTTPS server for handling sensitive requests.