[Haskell] Announce: Haskell Server Pages 0.2

Lemmih lemmih at gmail.com
Sun May 15 23:03:06 EDT 2005

On 5/13/05, Niklas Broberg <niklas.broberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> == Haskell Server Pages ==
> Release early, release often. I know, I know, but better late than
> never, so here it is:
> Haskell Server Pages (HSP), a Haskell-based language for writing
> dynamic web pages.
> Webpage and darcs repo available at http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~d00nibro/hsp
> Features:
> * Embedded XML syntax
> * A (low-to-mid-level) programming model for writing dynamic web pages
> * A runtime system, in the guise of a server utility, with support for:
>   - session (through cookies) and application (through the server) state
>   - interfacing to the HTTP request-response model
>   - on-request compilation of pages (using hs-plugins)
> * A cgi-handler utility for use where the server can't be used (i.e.
> if you have no control over the resident web server). Supports
> everything the server does except application state and setting
> outgoing headers (plus it is atm considerably slower to respond).
> Things not working yet:
> * The server /only/ handles .hsp-pages (i.e. no images or the like),
> as it is intended to work as a plugin to general-purpose servers like
> Apache or HWS that should handle any other file types. To properly
> plug the HSP server in, I (or someone else so inclined) need to write
> bindings to such servers, currently the server utility only works in
> stand-alone mode.
> * No support for POST data yet.
> * Session handling needs improvement, currently session ids are
> generated from 1 up (I thought the hashUnique function had a more
> spread-out distribution...).
> * Probably a lot more things that I cannot remember right now.
> Things sorely missing:
> * Libraries, libraries, libraries and more libraries.
> * A "nice" model for continuations.
> Comments, critique, patches or whathaveyou most welcome.

I'm having problems building hspr from the darcs repo. The
HSPR.CGI.ErrorHandler module seems to be missing.


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