### changeset 1300:e3944a8a128a

Mention empty-third-field 'rewrite' directives
author Adam Chlipala Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:12:04 -0400 3c334458c84f 4359e185d3af doc/manual.tex 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) [+]
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\item \texttt{path NAME=VALUE} creates a mapping from \texttt{NAME} to \texttt{VALUE}.  This mapping may be used at the beginnings of filesystem paths given to various other configuration directives.  A path like \texttt{\$NAME/rest} is expanded to \texttt{VALUE/rest}. There is an initial mapping from the empty name (for paths like \texttt{\$/list}) to the directory where the Ur/Web standard library is installed.  If you accept the default \texttt{configure} options, this directory is \texttt{/usr/local/lib/urweb/ur}.
\item \texttt{prefix PREFIX} sets the prefix included before every URI within the generated application.  The default is \texttt{/}.
\item \texttt{profile} generates an executable that may be used with gprof.
-\item \texttt{rewrite KIND FROM TO} gives a rule for rewriting canonical module paths.  For instance, the canonical path of a page may be \texttt{Mod1.Mod2.mypage}, while you would rather the page were accessed via a URL containing only \texttt{page}.  The directive \texttt{rewrite url Mod1/Mod2/mypage page} would accomplish that.  The possible values of \texttt{KIND} determine which kinds of objects are affected.  The kind \texttt{all} matches any object, and \texttt{url} matches page URLs.  The kinds \texttt{table}, \texttt{sequence}, and \texttt{view} match those sorts of SQL entities, and \texttt{relation} matches any of those three.  \texttt{cookie} matches HTTP cookies, and \texttt{style} matches CSS class names.  If \texttt{FROM} ends in \texttt{/*}, it is interpreted as a prefix matching rule, and rewriting occurs by replacing only the appropriate prefix of a path with \texttt{TO}.  While the actual external names of relations and styles have parts separated by underscores instead of slashes, all rewrite rules must be written in terms of slashes.
+\item \texttt{rewrite KIND FROM TO} gives a rule for rewriting canonical module paths.  For instance, the canonical path of a page may be \texttt{Mod1.Mod2.mypage}, while you would rather the page were accessed via a URL containing only \texttt{page}.  The directive \texttt{rewrite url Mod1/Mod2/mypage page} would accomplish that.  The possible values of \texttt{KIND} determine which kinds of objects are affected.  The kind \texttt{all} matches any object, and \texttt{url} matches page URLs.  The kinds \texttt{table}, \texttt{sequence}, and \texttt{view} match those sorts of SQL entities, and \texttt{relation} matches any of those three.  \texttt{cookie} matches HTTP cookies, and \texttt{style} matches CSS class names.  If \texttt{FROM} ends in \texttt{/*}, it is interpreted as a prefix matching rule, and rewriting occurs by replacing only the appropriate prefix of a path with \texttt{TO}.  The \texttt{TO} field may be left empty to express the idea of deleting a prefix.  For instance, \texttt{rewrite url Main/*} will strip all \texttt{Main/} prefixes from URLs.  While the actual external names of relations and styles have parts separated by underscores instead of slashes, all rewrite rules must be written in terms of slashes.
\item \texttt{safeGet URI} asks to allow the page handler assigned this canonical URI prefix to cause persistent side effects, even if accessed via an HTTP \cd{GET} request.
\item \texttt{script URL} adds \texttt{URL} to the list of extra JavaScript files to be included at the beginning of any page that uses JavaScript.  This is most useful for importing JavaScript versions of functions found in new FFI modules.
\item \texttt{serverOnly Module.ident} registers an FFI function or transaction that may only be run on the server.