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Lift Framework example source code file (XMLApiHelper.scala)

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The Lift Framework XMLApiHelper.scala source code

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 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
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package net.liftweb
package http
package rest

import net.liftweb.common._
import net.liftweb._
import util._
import Helpers._

import scala.xml.{NodeSeq, Text, Elem, UnprefixedAttribute, Null, Node}

 * Mix this trait into your REST service provider to convert between different
 * response types and a LiftResponse. You need to define the createTag method
 * to provide a root element for your API. You may optionally override the
 * successAttrName, operationAttrName, and/or msgAttrName defs to control the
 * attributes that will be applied to your root element based on the
 * return from your API.
 * For example, the following code implements a simple API that takes a comma-
 * separated string of integers and reduces them with various operations.
<pre name="code" class="scala">
object CalculatorApi extends XmlApiHelper {
  // Define our root tag
  def createTag(contents : NodeSeq) : Elem = <api>{contents}</api>

  // The LiftResponses here will be converted to Box[LiftResponse]
  // via the putResponseInBox implicit conversion
  def calculator : LiftRules.DispatchPF = {
    case r @ Req(List("api","sum"), _, GetRequest) => () => doSum(r)
    case r @ Req(List("api","product"), _, GetRequest) => () => doProduct(r)
    case r @ Req(List("api","max"), _, GetRequest) => () => doMax(r)
    case r @ Req(List("api","min"), _, GetRequest) => () => doMin(r)
    case Req("api" :: _, _, _) => () => BadResponse()

  // Define a common handler
  def reduceOp (operation : (Int,Int) => Int)(r : Req) : Box[Elem] = tryo {
    (r.param("args").map {
      args => <result>{args.split(",").map(_.toInt).reduceLeft(operation)}</result>
     }) ?~ "Missing args"
  } match {
    case Full(x) => x
    case f : Failure => f
    case Empty => Empty

  // Using a return type of LiftResponse causes the canNodeToResponse
  // implicit to be invoked
  def doSum (r : Req) : LiftResponse = reduceOp(_ + _)(r)
  def doProduct (r : Req) : LiftResponse = reduceOp(_ * _)(r)
  def doMax (r : Req) : LiftResponse = reduceOp(_ max _)(r)
  def doMin (r : Req) : LiftResponse = reduceOp(_ min _)(r)
  * With this API, the URL <pre>http://foo.com/api/sum?args=1,2,3,4,5
would * return <pre name="code" class="xml"> <api operation="sum" success="true"><result>15</result></api> </pre> * */ trait XMLApiHelper { /** * Converts a boolean into a response of a root element with * no contents and the "success" attribute set to the value of * the "in" parameter. */ implicit def boolToResponse(in: Boolean): LiftResponse = buildResponse(in, Empty, <xml:group/>) /** * Converts a boxed boolean into a response of a root element with * no contents and the "success" attribute set to the value of * the "in" parameter. If the Box is a Failure, the "msg" attribute * of the root element will be set to the Failure's msg value. */ implicit def canBoolToResponse(in: Box[Boolean]): LiftResponse = buildResponse(in openOr false, in match { case Failure(msg, _, _) => Full(Text(msg)) case _ => Empty }, <xml:group/>) /** * Converts a boxed Seq[Node] into a response. If the Box is a Full, * the root element uses the contents of the Box as its contents, and * sets the "success" attribute to "true". If the Box is a Failure, * the "success" attribute is set to "false" and the "msg" attribute * is set to the Failure's msg value. If the Box is Empty then the root * element is returned with no contents and the "success" attribute set to * "false". */ implicit def canNodeToResponse(in: Box[Seq[Node]]): LiftResponse = in match { case Full(n) => buildResponse(true, Empty, n) case Failure(msg, _, _) => buildResponse(false, Full(Text(msg)), Text("")) case _ => buildResponse(false, Empty, Text("")) } /** * Converts a Seq[Node] into a root element with the "success" attribute * set to "true" and the Seq[Node] as the contents. */ implicit def listElemToResponse(in: Seq[Node]): LiftResponse = buildResponse(true, Empty, in) /** * Converts a pair of (Boolean,String) into a response of a root * element with no contents, the "success" attribute set to * the value of the first element of the pair, and the "msg" * attribute set to the value of the second element of the pair. */ implicit def pairToResponse(in: (Boolean, String)): LiftResponse = buildResponse(in._1, Full(Text(in._2)), <xml:group/>) /** * Converts a given LiftResponse into a Full[LiftResponse] */ implicit def putResponseInBox(in: LiftResponse): Box[LiftResponse] = Full(in) /** * Determines the value to place in the "operation" attribute of * the root element based on the second element of the request path. */ protected def operation: Option[NodeSeq] = (for (req <- S.request) yield req.path.partPath match { case _ :: name :: _ => name case _ => "" }).map(Text) /** * The method that wraps the outer-most tag around the body. The success, * operation and msg attributes will be merged into the returned Elem. */ def createTag(in: NodeSeq): Elem /** * The name for the success attribute */ def successAttrName = "success" /** * The name for the operation attribue */ def operationAttrName = "operation" /** * The name for the msg attribute */ def msgAttrName = "msg" /** * Build the Response based on Success, an optional message * and the body */ protected def buildResponse(success: Boolean, msg: Box[NodeSeq], body: NodeSeq): LiftResponse = XmlResponse(createTag(body) % (successAttrName -> success) % (new UnprefixedAttribute(operationAttrName, operation, Null)) % (new UnprefixedAttribute(msgAttrName, msg, Null))) }

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