abstract const classafBedSheet::ClientAsset


(Response Object) - An asset that is uniquely identified by a client URL.

A ClientAsset corresponds to a client URL that may be used by clients (e.g. internet browsers) to retrieve the asset.

Generally ClientAssets are acquired from the FileHander and PodHander services and used to embed client URLs in web pages.

urlStr := fileHandler.fromLocalUrl(`/images/fanny.jpg`).clientUrl.encode

The URLs generated by ClientAssets may be automatically transformed by asset caching strategies such as Cold Feet. As such, ClientAsset instances are cached and automatically updated should the underlying asset be modified. To prevent needless polling of the file system, assets are checked for modification every 2 minutes in production or 2 seconds otherwise.

Custom Client Assets

If you want to serve up assets from a database or other source, subclass ClientAsset to create your own custom implementation. Custom ClientAsset instances should created by a ClientAssetProducer and contributed to the ClientAssetProducers service. This ensures your custom assets will automatically adopt any asset caching strategy set by Cold Feet.



virtual Uri? clientUrl()

The URL that clients (e.g. web browsers) should use to access the asset resource. The clientUrl contains any extra WebMod path segments required to reach the BedSheet WebMod. It also contains path segments as provided by any asset caching strategies, such as Cold Feet.

Client URLs are designed to be used / embedded in your HTML and therefore are relative to the host and start with a /.

See BedSheetServer.toAbsoluteUrl() should you require an absolute URL that starts with http://.

Returns null if asset doesn't exist.

Subclasses should override clientUrl() if they don't wish the client URL to be transformed by asset caching strategies like Cold Feet.



virtual Uri? clientUrlAbs()

Returns an absolute URL (for example, one that starts with http://...) using BedSheetServer.toAbsoluteUrl().

Returns null if asset doesn't exist.



abstract Uri? localUrl()

The URL relative to the BedSheet WebMod that corresponds to the asset resource. If your application is the ROOT WebMod then this will be the same as clientUrl; bar any asset caching. If in doubt, use the clientUrl instead.

Returns null if asset doesn't exist.



virtual override Str toStr()

Returns clientUrl.encode() so it may be printed in HTML. Returns the string null if the asset doesn't exist.