Event Source Library for Python
This library implements W3C Draft's on event-source:
It enables a halfduplex communication from server to client, but initiated by the client, through standard HTTP(S) communication.
- Fairly recent python (tested with 2.7)
- Fairly recent tornado (tested with 2.2.1)
Launch the server:
python eventsource/listener.py -P 8888 -i -k 50000
Launch the client:
python eventsource/client.py 69:69:69:69:69:69 -r 5000
python eventsource/send_request.py 69:69:69:69:69:69 ping "42" python eventsource/send_request.py 69:69:69:69:69:69 close
Command Line arguments
usage: eventsource/listener.py [-h] [-H HOST] [-P PORT] [-d] [-j] [-k KEEPALIVE] [-i]
Event Source Listener
optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -H HOST, --host HOST Host to bind on -P PORT, --port PORT Port to bind on -d, --debug enables debug output -j, --json to enable JSON Event -k KEEPALIVE, --keepalive KEEPALIVE Keepalive timeout -i, --id to generate identifiers
usage: eventsource/client.py [-h] [-H HOST] [-P PORT] [-d] [-r RETRY] token
Event Source Client
positional arguments: token Token to be used for connection
optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -H HOST, --host HOST Host to connect to -P PORT, --port PORT Port to be used connection -d, --debug enables debug output -r RETRY, --retry RETRY Reconnection timeout
usage: eventsource/send_request.py [-h] [-H HOST] [-P PORT] [-j] token action [data]
Generates event for Event Source Library
positional arguments: token Token to be used for connection action Action to send data Data to be sent
optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -H HOST, --host HOST Host to connect to -P PORT, --port PORT Port to be used connection -j, --json Treat data as JSON
On the server side, basically all you have to do is to add the following to your code:
from eventsource import listener application = tornado.web.Application([ (r"/(.*)/(.*)", listener.EventSourceHandler, dict(event_class=EVENT, keepalive=KEEPALIVE)), ]) application.listen(PORT) tornado.ioloop.IOLoop.instance().start()
- PORT is an integer for the port to bind to
- KEEPALIVE is an integer for the timeout between two keepalive messages (to protect from disconnections)
- EVENT is a eventsource.listener.Event based class, either one you made or
- eventsource.listener.StringEvent : Each event gets and resends multiline strings
- eventsource.listener.StringIdEvent : Each event gets and resends multiline strings, with an unique id for each event
- eventsource.listener.JSONEvent : Each event gets and resends JSON valid strings
- eventsource.listener.JSONIdEvent : Each event gets and resends JSON valid string, with an unique id for each event
To extend the behaviour of the event source library, without breaking eventsource definition, the Event based classes implements all processing elements that shall be done on events.
There is two abstract classes that defines Event:
- eventsource.listener.Event : defines the constructor of an Event
- eventsource.listener.EventId : defines an always incrementing id handler
here is an example to create a new Event that takes multiline data and join it in a one line string seperated with semi-colons.
class OneLineEvent(Event): ACTIONS = ["ping",Event.FINISH] """Property to enable multiline output of the value""" def get_value(self): # replace carriage returns by semi-colons # this method shall always return a list (even if one value) return [";".join([line for line in self._value.split('\n')])] value = property(get_value,set_value)
And now, I want to add basic id support to OneLineEvent, in OneLineIdEvent, nothing is easier :
class OneLineIdEvent(OneLineEvent,IdEvent): id = property(IdEvent.get_value)
Or if I want the id to be a timestamp:
import time class OneLineTimeStampEvent(OneLineEvent): id = property(lambda s: "%f" % (time.time(),))
You can change the behaviour of a few things in a Event-based class: - Event.LISTEN contains the GET action to open a connection (per default "poll") - Event.FINISH contains the POST action to close a connection (per default "close") - Event.RETRY contains the POST action to define the timeout after reconnecting on network disconnection (per default "0", which means disabled) - in the Event.ACTIONS list, you define what POST actions are allowed, per default, only Event.FINISH is allowed. - Event.content_type contains the "content_type" that will be asked for every form (it is not enforced).
To change the way events are generated, you can directly call EventSourceHandler.buffer_event() to create a new event to be sent. But the post action is best, at least while WSGI can't handle correctly long polling connections.
Python Event Source Library
(c) 2012 Bernard Pratz (c) 2012 (CKAB) hackable:Devices
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