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    In general, a hook function is one that the Apache HTTP Server
    will call at some point during the processing of a request.
    Modules can provide functions that are called, and specify when
    they get called in comparison to other modules.

 Core Hooks
 Creating a hook function
 Hooking the hook
See alsoComments

Core Hooks
    The httpd's core modules offer a predefinined list of hooks
    used during the standard request processing
    phase. Creating a new hook will expose a function that 
    implements it (see sections below) but it is essential to undestand that you will not 
    extend the httpd's core hooks. Their presence and order in the request processing is in fact 
    a consequence of how they are called in server/request.c 
    (check this section 
    for an overview). The core hooks are listed in the 
    doxygen documentation.

    Reading guide for developing modules and 
    request processing before proceeding is 
    highly recomended.

Creating a hook function
    In order to create a new hook, four things need to be

    Declare the hook function
      Use the AP_DECLARE_HOOK macro, which needs to be given
      the return type of the hook function, the name of the hook, and the
      arguments. For example, if the hook returns an int and
      takes a request_rec * and an int and is
      called do_something, then declare it like this:
      AP_DECLARE_HOOK(int, do_something, (request_rec *r, int n))

      This should go in a header which modules will include if
      they want to use the hook.

    Create the hook structure
      Each source file that exports a hook has a private structure
      which is used to record the module functions that use the hook.
      This is declared as follows:



    Implement the hook caller
      The source file that exports the hook has to implement a
      function that will call the hook. There are currently three
      possible ways to do this. In all cases, the calling function is
      called ap_run_hookname().

      Void hooks
        If the return value of a hook is void, then all the
        hooks are called, and the caller is implemented like this:

        AP_IMPLEMENT_HOOK_VOID(do_something, (request_rec *r, int n), (r, n))

        The second and third arguments are the dummy argument
        declaration and the dummy arguments as they will be used when
        calling the hook. In other words, this macro expands to
        something like this:

        void ap_run_do_something(request_rec *r, int n)
    do_something(r, n);


      Hooks that return a value
        If the hook returns a value, then it can either be run until
        the first hook that does something interesting, like so:

        AP_IMPLEMENT_HOOK_RUN_FIRST(int, do_something, (request_rec *r, int n), (r, n), DECLINED)

        The first hook that does not return DECLINED
        stops the loop and its return value is returned from the hook
        caller. Note that DECLINED is the traditional
        hook return value meaning "I didn't do anything", but it can be
        whatever suits you.

        Alternatively, all hooks can be run until an error occurs.
        This boils down to permitting two return values, one of
        which means "I did something, and it was OK" and the other
        meaning "I did nothing". The first function that returns a
        value other than one of those two stops the loop, and its
        return is the return value. Declare these like so:

        AP_IMPLEMENT_HOOK_RUN_ALL(int, do_something, (request_rec *r, int n), (r, n), OK, DECLINED)

        Again, OK and DECLINED are the traditional
        values. You can use what you want.

    Call the hook callers
      At appropriate moments in the code, call the hook caller,
      like so:

      int n, ret;
request_rec *r;

ret=ap_run_do_something(r, n);


Hooking the hook
    A module that wants a hook to be called needs to do two

    Implement the hook function
      Include the appropriate header, and define a static function
      of the correct type:

      static int my_something_doer(request_rec *r, int n)
    return OK;


    Add a hook registering function
      During initialisation, the server will call each modules hook
      registering function, which is included in the module

      static void my_register_hooks()
    ap_hook_do_something(my_something_doer, NULL, NULL, APR_HOOK_MIDDLE);

mode MODULE_VAR_EXPORT my_module =
    my_register_hooks       /* register hooks */


    Controlling hook calling order
      In the example above, we didn't use the three arguments in
      the hook registration function that control calling order of 
      all the functions registered within the hook.
      There are two mechanisms for doing this. The first, rather
      crude, method, allows us to specify roughly where the hook is
      run relative to other modules. The final argument control this.
      There are three possible values: APR_HOOK_FIRST,

      All modules using any particular value may be run in any
      order relative to each other, but, of course, all modules using
      APR_HOOK_FIRST will be run before APR_HOOK_MIDDLE
      which are before APR_HOOK_LAST. Modules that don't care
      when they are run should use APR_HOOK_MIDDLE. These
      values are spaced out, so that positions like APR_HOOK_FIRST-2
      are possible to hook slightly earlier than other functions.

      Note that there are two more values,
      should only be used by the hook exporter.

      The other method allows finer control. When a module knows
      that it must be run before (or after) some other modules, it
      can specify them by name. The second (third) argument is a
      NULL-terminated array of strings consisting of the names of
      modules that must be run before (after) the current module. For
      example, suppose we want "mod_xyz.c" and "mod_abc.c" to run
      before we do, then we'd hook as follows:

      static void register_hooks()
    static const char * const aszPre[] = { "mod_xyz.c", "mod_abc.c", NULL };

    ap_hook_do_something(my_something_doer, aszPre, NULL, APR_HOOK_MIDDLE);

      Note that the sort used to achieve this is stable, so
      ordering set by APR_HOOK_ORDER is preserved, as far
      as is possible.


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