Static::Simple 0.06 (Re: [Catalyst] Sessions, Auth::CDBI, and static files)

Andy Grundman andy at
Tue Sep 6 18:21:50 CEST 2005

I don't really know the best way to implement this either.  So far it's 
just a start.  I only tested it with the Session plugins, which do their 
work in prepare_action to check the session cookie.  So you can now 
easily remove the overhead of checking the session cookie on every 
static file request.

I don't think any of the current Auth plugins are able to secure static 
files unless you handle them manually with the other Static plugin.  But 
maybe future plugins or app-specific plugins will be able to make use of 

As of 0.07, the only method that will be ignored in downstream plugins 
following Static::Simple is prepare_action().  Work done in other 
methods will not be ignored.  I am interested to see what can be done 
with this, and if more is needed to short-circuit the other methods, i.e.:

sub prepare_body {
     my $c = shift;
     return if $c->_static_file;
     return $c->NEXT::prepare_body(@_);


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