URL Trees

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A URL tree is a hierarchical container class that is well suited for storing information about a URL hierarchy. The root of a URL tree is the hostname part of the URL, for example www.w3.org:8000. Client application can use URL trees to store what they know about remote servers, for example the access authentication, PICS labels and PEP modules required to access a specific URL from a remote server. However, URL trees can also be used on server side to contain information about the server tree, for example what parts of the tree is protected etc.

There are three components of the URL tree which all can be searched for using the methods declared in this module.

Typically, a URL tree will be empty when the application starts and as time goes by and we get to know more about the remote servers that we have access, the URL trees will contain more and more information. A nice feature about URL trees is that the application can interpolate information based on realms and templates. This gives the application a good chance of guessing what information (for example a set of credentials) should be appended to a new request.

We do not currently distinguish between multiple access mechanisms, for example HTTP and FTP, however, URL trees are mostly used within the HTTP domain.

URL Trees are often used by filters which stores information about remote services, Each filter can have its own URL tree or a URL tree can be shared among multiple filters.

This module is implemented by HTUTree.c, and it is a part of the W3C Sample Code Library.

#ifndef HTUTREE_H
#define HTUTREE_H
#include "HTReq.h"

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" { 

URL Trees

The three parts of a URL tree are called

typedef struct _HTUTree     HTUTree;
typedef struct _HTURealm     HTURealm;
typedef struct _HTUTemplate HTUTemplate;

Create a URL Tree

Create a new authentication base Returns new object or NULL if error

typedef int HTUTree_gc		(void * context);

extern HTUTree * HTUTree_new (const char * 		root,
			      const char * 		host,
			      int 			port,
			      HTUTree_gc *	 	gc);

Delete a URL Tree

Delete a complete server tree and everything within it.

extern BOOL HTUTree_delete (const char * 	root,
			    const char * 	host,
			    int			port);

Delete ALL URL Trees

Delete all information bases

extern BOOL HTUTree_deleteAll (void);

Find a URL Tree

Find a authentication base. Return NULL if not found

extern HTUTree * HTUTree_find (const char *	root,
			       const char *	host,
			       int		port);

URL Nodes

extern void * HTUTree_findNode (HTUTree * tree, 
                                const char * realm, const char * path); 
extern BOOL HTUTree_addNode (HTUTree * tree, 
                             const char * realm, const char * path, 
                             void * context);
extern BOOL HTUTree_replaceNode (HTUTree * tree, 
                                 const char * realm, const char * path, 
                                 void * context);
extern BOOL HTUTree_deleteNode (HTUTree * tree, 
                                const char * realm, const char * path);
#ifdef __cplusplus

#endif /* HTUTREE_H */

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