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authorLoïc Hoguin <[email protected]>2013-01-18 00:15:00 +0100
committerLoïc Hoguin <[email protected]>2013-01-18 00:15:00 +0100
commitacd89f61161820a0acde354e3cbd8da1600d0aa4 (patch)
treeefca18daaaf69b1ba059214ed9af791a6ee05506 /guide
parent1f1969ba7123c2dc4af8b0391104d3147dfe3c3a (diff)
Explain how to write custom protocol upgrades in the guide
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2 files changed, 20 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/guide/handlers.md b/guide/handlers.md
index dac5460..e2c1264 100644
--- a/guide/handlers.md
+++ b/guide/handlers.md
@@ -33,7 +33,23 @@ init(_Any, _Req, _Opts) ->
{upgrade, protocol, my_protocol}.
-The `my_protocol` module will be used for further processing of the
-request. It requires only one callback, `upgrade/4`.
+Cowboy comes with two protocol upgrades: `cowboy_rest` and
+`cowboy_websocket`. Use these values in place of `my_protocol`
+to use them.
[email protected] Describe `upgrade/4` when the middleware code gets pushed.
+Custom protocol upgrades
+The `my_protocol` module above will be used for further processing
+of the request. It requires only one callback, `upgrade/4`.
+It receives the request object, the middleware environment, and
+the handler this request has been routed to along with its options.
+``` erlang
+upgrade(Req, Env, Handler, HandlerOpts) ->
+ %% ...
+This callback is expected to behave like any middleware. Please
+see the corresponding chapter for more information.
diff --git a/guide/toc.md b/guide/toc.md
index c406629..fd711df 100644
--- a/guide/toc.md
+++ b/guide/toc.md
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ Cowboy User Guide
* [Handlers](handlers.md)
* Purpose
* Protocol upgrades
+ * Custom protocol upgrades
* [HTTP handlers](http_handlers.md)
* Purpose
* Callbacks