Qore WebUtil Module Reference  1.3
WebUtil Module

Introduction to the WebUtil Module

The WebUtil module provides code that support higher-level web server operations.

To use this module, use "%requires WebUtil" in your code.

All the public symbols in the module are defined in the WebUtil namespace


  • TextTemplateBase: the base class for all Program containers for template programs where text is rendered from templates made up of mixed Qore and text
  • FileTemplate: models a single template based on a real file on the filesystem and provides compilation and rendering support for the template; supports recompiling on the fly if the file's modification time changes
  • TemplateFileManager: manages templates based on real files on the filesystem, uses FileTemplate to store the templates and render output; uses efficient locking to safely handle multiple concurrent requests
  • StaticTemplateManager: manages mixed Qore and text templates that are rendered to generate a final file; useful for HTML rendering for example
  • FileHandler: a class for serving files from the file system anchored at a particular URL; also uses TemplateFileManager to automatically manage any template files found; supports automatic compilation of and rendering from template files

Release Notes

WebUtil v1.3

  • updated FileHandler::handleRequest() to allow for chunked sends
  • fixed a bug where template programs with Qore::PO_ALLOW_BARE_REFS set did not work
  • fixed a bug serviing index files in FileHandler::tryServeRequest() where index files could be incorrectly served with a "204 No Content" response (issue 616)

WebUtil v1.2

WebUtil v1.1

  • added logic to the default file serving code to determine if the file is a binary or text file from the MIME type

WebUtil v1.0

  • the initial version of the WebUtil module