aah Request and Response

This document provides an insights into aah Request and Response capabilities. So that it could be utilized effectively.

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aah Request extends form of standard request struct. It provides necessary values (derived and processed per RFCs).


Field Name Description
Scheme Request protocol value https or http, it’s a inferred value. Know more
Host Value of correct Host source from HTTP request
Method Value of HTTP verb name, such as GET, POST, etc
Path Request URL Path e.g. /app/login.html
Header HTTP request headers
PathParams URL path parameters values that was defined routes.conf
Referer Value of HTTP header Referer or Referrer
UserAgent Value of HTTP header User-Agent
IsGzipAccepted Inferred value as bool, whether HTTP client supports Gzip compression or not.


Method Name Description
AcceptContentType Negotiated value of HTTP Header Accept. The resolve order is URL extension, Accept header per RFC7231 and Vendor Types per RFC4288
AcceptEncoding Negotiated value of HTTP Header the Accept-Encoding per RFC7231
ContentType Parsed value of HTTP header Content-Type per RFC1521
Body Returns the HTTP request body io.ReadCloser
SaveFile Saves an uploaded request multipart file for the given key into given destination file
Locale Negotiated value of HTTP Header Accept-Language per RFC7231
ClientIP Returns remote Client IP address aka Remote IP. It parses in the order of given set of headers otherwise it uses default header set X-Forwarded-For, X-Real-IP, X-Appengine-Remote-Addr and finally http.Request.RemoteAddr
Cookie Returns a named cookie from HTTP request otherwise error
Cookies Returns all the cookies from HTTP request
IsJSONP Returns true if request URL query string has callback=<function_name>
IsAJAX Returns true if request header X-Requested-With is XMLHttpRequest otherwise false
URL Returns request URL instance
Unwrap Returns the underlying *http.Request instance of Go HTTP server, direct interaction with raw object is not encouraged.

It is highly recommended to use Auto Parse and Bind feature on controller action arguments. Non-controller (like middleware, etc.) location use following method appropriately.

Method Name Description
PathValue Returns value for given Path param key otherwise empty string. For eg.: /users/:userId => PathValue("userId")
QueryValue Returns value for given URL query param key otherwise empty string
QueryArrayValue Returns array value for given URL query param key otherwise empty string slice
FormValue Returns value for given form key otherwise empty string
FormArrayValue Returns array value for given form key otherwise empty string slice
FormFile Returns the first file for the provided form key otherwise returns error. It is caller responsibility to close the file


aah resposne writer implements interfaces http.ResponseWriter, http.CloseNotifier, http.Flusher, http.Hijacker, http.Pusher and io.Closer.

And captuers following details -

  • Status() - returns response status code
  • BytesWritten() - returns the total number of bytes written into response
  • Unwrap() - returns the underlying ResponseWriter

It is highly recommended to use Reply Builder to compose response.