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Module type Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S

module type S = sig..end

type suff = [ `Endsuffix | `WithSuffix | `WithoutSuffix ]

This type is used as a phantom type in Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​params_type to describe whether a parameter is encoded in the path of the URI as a suffix parameter.

type ('a, +[< suff ], 'c) params_type

Abstract type for service parameters. See for example the parameter ~get_param of Eliom_service.Http.service.

  • 'a is the type for the OCaml type of the parameter as expected by the service handler.
  • 'c is the type of the parameter name, usually an instance of Eliom_parameter.param_name, as used by forms construction functions (e.g., the last parameter of Eliom_content.Html.D.get_form), and specialized form widget (see for example the section Form widget of Eliom_content.HTML5.D). )

Typed parameter's name

type +'a param_name

Abstract type for parameters' name. The 'a type parameter is a phantom type, usually a subtype of Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​setoneradio, used to denotes the parameter's arity.

type no_param_name

Empty type used to denotes it is not possible to use the parameter in a form. See for example Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​raw_post_data.

type 'a setoneradio = [ `One of 'a | `Radio of 'a | `Set of 'a ]

A parameter arity could either be:

  • `Set of 'a means: any number of 'a.
  • `One of 'a means: exactly one 'a.
  • `Radio of 'a means: zero or one 'a.
type 'a oneradio = [ `One of 'a | `Radio of 'a ]

Restriction of Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​setoneradio unary and optional parameters.

type 'a setone = [ `One of 'a | `Set of 'a ]

Restriction of Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​setoneradio unary and set parameters.

Type helpers

type ('a, 'b) binsum =  | Inj1 of 'a | Inj2 of 'b

Helpers type used for parameters of type binary sum, see Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​sum.

type 'an listnames = {
  it: 'el 'a. ('an -> 'el -> 'a -> 'a) -> 'el list -> 'a -> 'a;}

Helpers type used to construct forms from lists, see Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​list.

type 'a to_and_of = {
  of_string: string -> 'a;  to_string: 'a -> string;}

Basic types of pages parameters

val int : 
  string ->
  (int, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of int ] param_name)
  params_type

int s means that the service takes an integer as the parameter named s.

val int32 : 
  string ->
  (int32, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of int32 ] param_name)
  params_type

int32 s means that the service takes a 32-bit integer as the parameter named s.

val int64 : 
  string ->
  (int64, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of int64 ] param_name)
  params_type

int64 s means that the service takes a 64-bit integer as the parameter named s.

val float : 
  string ->
  (float, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of float ] param_name)
  params_type

float s means that the service takes a float as the parameter named s.

val string : 
  string ->
  (string, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of string ] param_name)
  params_type

string s means that the service takes a string as the parameter named s.

val bool : 
  string ->
  (bool, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of bool ] param_name)
  params_type

bool s means that the service takes a Boolean as the parameter named s. (To be used, for example, with Boolean checkboxes.)

val file : 
  string ->
  (Eliom_lib.file_info, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of Eliom_lib.file_info ] param_name)
  params_type

file s means that the service takes a file as the parameter named s.

val unit : (unit, [ `WithoutSuffix ], unit) params_type

Specifying parameter as unit is used for services that don't have any parameters

type coordinates = {
  abscissa: int;  ordinate: int;}

The type coordinates represents the data sent by an <input type="image" ...>.

val coordinates : 
  string ->
  (coordinates, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of coordinates ]
   param_name)
  params_type

coordinates s means that the service takes as parameters the coordinates of a point in an <input type="image" ...>.

Composing types of pages parameters

val ( ** ) : 
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('c, [< `Endsuffix | `WithoutSuffix ] as 'e, 'd)
  params_type ->
  ('a * 'c, 'e, 'b * 'd) params_type

The combinator p1 ** p2 allows one to define a service that takes a pair of parameters. The associated service handler should expect a pair (p1, p2).

val prod : 
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('c, [< `Endsuffix | `WithoutSuffix ] as 'e, 'd)
  params_type ->
  ('a * 'c, 'e, 'b * 'd) params_type
val sum : 
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('c, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'd) params_type ->
  (('a, 'c) binsum, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b * 'd)
  params_type

The combinator sum p1 p2 allows one to define service that expect either the parameter p1 or the parameter p2.

val opt : 
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('a option, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type

The combinator opt p allows defining optional parameters.

val neopt : 
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('a option, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type

The combinator neopt p allows defining an optional parameter assumed to be None if empty.

val radio : 
  (string ->
   ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of 'b ] param_name)
   params_type) ->
  string ->
  ('a option, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `Radio of 'b ] param_name)
  params_type

A parameter as radio f s specifies that the service takes an optional argument labeled s, of type f s. Use radio instead of Eliom_parameter_sigs.​S.​opt if you want to use this parameter with a radio button.

val any : 
  ((string * string) list, [ `WithoutSuffix ], unit)
  params_type

Use this if you want to take any parameters. The service will answer to all the request, and get all parameters as an association list of strings.

val set : 
  (string ->
   ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of 'b ] param_name)
   params_type) ->
  string ->
  ('a list, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `Set of 'b ] param_name)
  params_type

Use this if you want your service to take several parameters with the same name. The service handler will receive a list of values. To create the form, just use the same name several times. For example set int "i" will match the parameter string i=4&i=22&i=111 and send to the service handler a list containing the three integers 4, 22 and 111. The order is unspecified.

val list : 
  string ->
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('a list, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b listnames)
  params_type

The service takes a list of parameters. The first parameter of this function is the name of the list. The service handler will receive a list of values. To create the form, an iterator of type Eliom_parameter.listnames is given to generate the name for each value.

val suffix : 
  ?redirect_if_not_suffix:bool ->
  ('s, [< `Endsuffix | `WithoutSuffix ], 'sn)
  params_type ->
  ('s, [ `WithSuffix ], 'sn) params_type

Tells that the parameter of the service handler is the suffix of the URL of the current service. e.g. suffix (int "i" ** string "s") will match an URL ending by 380/yo. and send (380, "yo") to the service handler.

For each service with suffix, there is also a service with regular parameters (without suffix) that will be used if you create a form towards a service with suffix. If redirect_if_not_suffix is true (default), this service without suffix will be redirected to the suffix version.

val all_suffix : 
  string ->
  (string list, [ `Endsuffix ],
   [ `One of string list ] param_name)
  params_type

Takes the whole suffix, as long as possible, as a (slash separated) string list

val all_suffix_string : 
  string ->
  (string, [ `Endsuffix ],
   [ `One of string ] param_name)
  params_type

Takes the whole suffix, as long as possible, as a string

val suffix_prod : 
  ?redirect_if_not_suffix:bool ->
  ('s, [< `Endsuffix | `WithoutSuffix ], 'sn)
  params_type ->
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'an) params_type ->
  ('s * 'a, [ `WithSuffix ], 'sn * 'an)
  params_type

Tells that the function that will generate the service takes a pair whose first element is the suffix of the URL of the current service, and the second element corresponds to other (regular) parameters. e.g.: suffix_prod (int "suff" ** all_suffix "endsuff") (int "i") will match an URL ending by 777/go/go/go?i=320 and send the value ((777, ["go";"go";"go"]), 320) to the service handler.

val suffix_const : 
  string ->
  (unit, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of unit ] param_name)
  params_type

suffix_const v is used only inside suffixes. It does nothing for regular parameters. It specifies that the service takes a constant parameter inside the suffix, whose value must be v. It is used for putting constant directory names inside suffix parameters (and thus allows suffix parameters that are anywhere in the path, e.g. /param1/const/param2).

type 'a ocaml

marshaled OCaml values of type 'a

val ocaml : 
  string ->
  'a Deriving_Json.t ->
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   [ `One of 'a ocaml ]
   param_name)
  params_type

ocaml s tells that the service is expecting some caml (client side) program to send some value of type 'a, marshaled. As usual s is the name of the parameter.

type raw_post_data

When the content type is neither URLencoded form data nor multipart data, it is possible to get it as a stream of strings. The first element of the pair is the content-type. This kind of parameter cannot be combined with others. It is not possible to create a form towards a service taking such a parameter.

val raw_post_data : 
  (raw_post_data, [ `WithoutSuffix ],
   no_param_name)
  params_type

Non localized parameters

type ('a, +[< suff ], 'names) non_localized_params
val make_non_localized_parameters : 
  prefix:string ->
  name:string ->
  ?persistent:bool ->
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b) params_type ->
  ('a, [ `WithoutSuffix ], 'b)
  non_localized_params

Create a new specification for non localized parameters. You must give a name to this set of parameters. Warning: the names must be unique for the whole application. That's why the name is composed by a prefix (the name of your project) and another string (the name of your non localized parameters).

Will fail with exception Failure _ if the name contains a dot. If ?persistent is true, the non localized parameter may remain if you call another service, if this service allows this (default false).

type nl_params_set

Use this type to give non localized parameters to a link or a form

val empty_nl_params_set : nl_params_set
val add_nl_parameter : 
  nl_params_set ->
  ('a, [< `WithSuffix | `WithoutSuffix ], 'b)
  non_localized_params ->
  'a -> nl_params_set
val get_nl_params_names : 
  ('b, [< `WithSuffix | `WithoutSuffix ], 'a)
  non_localized_params -> 'a
val get_to_and_of : 
  ('a, [< suff ], 'c)
  params_type ->
  'a to_and_of

Given a parameter type, get the two functions that converts from and to strings. You should only use this function on

  • options ;
  • basic types : int, int32, int64, float, string
  • marshal
  • unit
  • string
  • bool