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/*
Package goji is a minimalistic and flexible HTTP request multiplexer.
Goji itself has very few features: it is first and foremost a standard set of
interfaces for writing web applications. Several subpackages are distributed
with Goji to provide standard production-ready implementations of several of the
interfaces, however users are also encouraged to implement the interfaces on
their own, especially if their needs are unusual.
*/
package goji
import "net/http"
/*
Pattern determines whether a given request matches some criteria. Goji users
looking for a concrete type that implements this interface should consider
Goji's "pat" sub-package, which implements a small domain specific language for
HTTP routing.
Patterns typically only examine a small portion of incoming requests, most
commonly the HTTP method and the URL's RawPath. As an optimization, Goji can
elide calls to your Pattern for requests it knows cannot match. Pattern authors
who wish to take advantage of this functionality (and in some cases an
asymptotic performance improvement) can augment their Pattern implementations
with any of the following methods:
// HTTPMethods returns a set of HTTP methods that this Pattern matches,
// or nil if it's not possible to determine which HTTP methods might be
// matched. Put another way, requests with HTTP methods not in the
// returned set are guaranteed to never match this Pattern.
HTTPMethods() map[string]struct{}
// PathPrefix returns a string which all RawPaths that match this
// Pattern must have as a prefix. Put another way, requests with
// RawPaths that do not contain the returned string as a prefix are
// guaranteed to never match this Pattern.
PathPrefix() string
The presence or lack of these performance improvements should be viewed as an
implementation detail and are not part of Goji's API compatibility guarantee. It
is the responsibility of Pattern authors to ensure that their Match function
always returns correct results, even if these optimizations are not performed.
All operations on Patterns must be safe for concurrent use by multiple
goroutines.
*/
type Pattern interface {
// Match examines the input Request to determine if it matches some
// criteria, and if so returns a non-nil output Request. This returned
// Request will be passed to the middleware stack and the final Handler.
//
// Patterns often extract variables from the Request, for instance from
// the URL or from HTTP headers. In this case, it is common for the
// Request returned from the Match function to be derived from the input
// Request using the WithContext function, with a Context that contains
// those variable bindings. If no variable bindings are necessary,
// another common choice is to return the input Request unchanged.
//
// Match must not mutate the passed request if it returns nil.
// Implementers are also strongly discouraged from mutating the input
// Request even in the event of a match; instead, prefer making a copy.
Match(*http.Request) *http.Request
}