The Web Server is just a configuration of a dispatching server.
dispatch-server^ : signature
Runs the server—
the confirmation channel will be send an exception if one occurs starting the server or the port number if there is none— and returns a procedure that shuts down the server.Serves a single connection represented by the ports ip and op.
dispatch-server-config^ : signature
Specifies the port to serve on.Passed to tcp-listen.Passed to tcp-listen.Specifies the initial timeout given to a connection.
(read-request c p port-addresses) →
any/c boolean? c : connection? p : tcp-listen-port? port-addresses : (input-port? . -> . (values string? string?))Defines the way the server reads requests off connections to be passed to dispatch.How to handle requests.
The dispatching server runs in a dedicated thread. Every time a connection is initiated, a new thread is started to handle it. Connection threads are created inside a dedicated custodian that is a child of the server’s custodian. When the server is used to provide servlets, each servlet also receives a new custodian that is a child of the server’s custodian not the connection custodian.