Test::HTTP::LocalServer - spawn a local HTTP server for testing
use LWP::Simple qw(get); my $server = Test::HTTP::LocalServer->spawn; get $server->url, "Retrieve " . $server->url; $server->stop;
This module implements a tiny web server suitable for running "live" tests of HTTP clients against it. It also takes care of cleaning
%ENV from settings that influence the use of a local proxy etc.
Use this web server if you write an HTTP client and want to exercise its behaviour in your test suite without talking to the outside world.
my $server = Test::HTTP::LocalServer->spawn;
This spawns a new HTTP server. The server will stay running until $server->stop is called.
Valid arguments are :
html =>scalar containing the page to be served
file =>filename containing the page to be served
debug => 1to make the spawned server output debug information
eval =>string that will get evaluated per request in the server
Try to avoid characters that are special to the shell, especially quotes. A good idea for a slow server would be
eval => sleep+10
All served HTML will have the first %s replaced by the current location.
The following entries will be removed from
HTTP_PROXY http_proxy CGI_HTTP_PROXY
This returns the port of the current server. As new instances will most likely run under a different port, this is convenient if you need to compare results from two runs.
This returns the url where you can contact the server. This url is valid until the
$server goes out of scope or you call $server->stop;
This stops the server process by requesting a special url.
This kills the server process via
kill. The log cannot be retrieved then.
This returns the output of the server process. This output will be a list of all requests made to the server concatenated together as a string.
my $url = $server->local('foo.html'); # file:///.../foo.html
Returns an URL for a local file which will be read and served by the webserver. The filename must be a relative filename relative to the location of the current program.
This URL will issue a redirect to
$target. No special care is taken towards URL-decoding
$target as not to complicate the server code. You need to be wary about issuing requests with escaped URL parameters.
This URL will response with status code 404.
This URL will send a 599 error after
This URL will send nothing and close the connection after
This URL will send headers for a successful response but will close the socket with an error after 2 blocks of 16 spaces have been sent.
This URL will return 5 blocks of 16 spaces at a rate of one block per second in a chunked response.
All other URLs will echo back the cookies and query parameters.
None by default.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Copyright (C) 2003-2017 Max Maischein
Max Maischein, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please contact me if you find bugs or otherwise improve the module. More tests are also very welcome !