Apache Module mod_example
This document has not been updated
to take into account changes made in the 2.0 version of the
Apache HTTP Server. Some of the information may still be
relevant, but please use it with care.
The files in the
under the Apache distribution directory tree are provided as an
example to those that wish to write modules that use the Apache
The main file is
illustrates all the different callback mechanisms and call
syntaxes. By no means does an add-on module need to include
routines for all of the callbacks - quite the contrary!
The example module is an actual working module. If you link
it into your server, enable the "example-handler" handler for a
location, and then browse to that location, you will see a
display of some of the tracing the example module did as the
various callbacks were made.
To include the example module in your server, follow the
Uncomment the "AddModule modules/example/mod_example" line
near the bottom of the
If there isn't one, add it; it should look like this:
- Run the
cd src; ./Configure"). This will
build the Makefile for the server itself, and update the
src/modules/Makefile for any additional modules
you have requested from beneath that subdirectory.
- Make the server (run "
make" in the
To add another module of your own:
- Modify the files in the new directory.
- Follow steps  through  above, with appropriate
To activate the example module, include a block similar to
the following in your
As an alternative, you can put the following into a
and then request the file "test.example" from that location:
AddHandler example-handler .example
After reloading/restarting your server, you should be able
to browse to this location and see the brief display mentioned
Example directive just sets a demonstration
flag which the example module's content handler displays. It
takes no arguments. If you browse to an URL to which the
example content-handler applies, you will get a display of the
routines within the module and how and in what order they were
called to service the document request. The effect of this
directive one can observe under the point "
directive declared here: YES/NO".