FCGI_StartFilterData man page
FCGI_StartFilterData - fcgi_stdio compatibility library
Enables a FastCGI Filter application to begin reading its filter
input data from stdin.
In order to call FCGI_StartFilterData, the FastCGI
application should have been invoked in the Filter role
(getenv("FCGI_ROLE") == "FILTER"), and should have read
stdin to EOF, consuming the entire FCGI_STDIN data stream.
The call to FCGI_StartFilterData positions stdin at the
start of FCGI_DATA.
If the preconditions are not met (e.g. the application has
not read stdin to EOF), FCGI_StartFilterData returns
a negative result, and the application will get EOF on attempts
to read from stdin.
The application can determine the number of bytes available
on FCGI_DATA by performing atoi(getenv("FCGI_DATA_LENGTH")).
If fewer than this many bytes are delievered on stdin after
calling FCGI_StartFilterData, the application should perform
an application-specific error response. If the application
normally makes an update, most likely it should abort the update.
The application can determine last modification time of the
filter input data by performing getenv("FCGI_DATA_LAST_MOD").
This allows applications to perform caching based on last
0 for successful call, < 0 for error.
HISTORY FCGI_Accept(3), FCGI_SetExitStatus(3).
Copyright (c) 1996 Open Market, Inc.
See the file "LICENSE.TERMS" for information on usage and redistribution
of this file, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.
$Id: FCGI_StartFilterData.3,v 188.8.131.52 1997/09/16 15:36:26 stanleyg Exp $