On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:08 PM, Tim Heckman <t...@heckman.io> wrote:
> Hi Gophers!
> I ended up implementing a package for parsing the header. It didn't seem
> like there was anything else purpose-built for it:
> * https://github.com/theckman/httpforwarded
The Gorilla Framework has middleware for handling this header:
I wonder if it can be switched to use your library? I like the idea of
reusing common functionality like this.
> Any feedback on the code, or the project in general, is welcome.
> On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:17:27 PM UTC-7, Tim Heckman wrote:
>> Hey Gophers!
>> I'm working on a small project where I'm looking to support the
>> "Forwarded" header as defined in RFC-7239. For those unfamiliar, it's a
>> standardization and unification of the "X-Forwarded-For" and
>> "X-Forwarded-Proto" headers, among others. The simplest version of the
>> header looks like the following:
>> Forwarded: for=192.0.2.1; by=192.0.2.2; proto=http
>> My initial (naïve) thought was that I could use the
>> mime.ParseMediaType() function to parse the value of the header. This
>> results in an error because that function is only designed to parse things
>> like the "Content-Disposition" header (i.e., things that have a media-type
>> before the key=value parameters).
>> Reading RFC-7239 further, it becomes quite apparent that more complex
>> header values are possible. You can not only have multiple Forwarded
>> headers, but you can also have multiples of the key=value parameters within
>> a single header-value. This means even the parameter parsing code of the
>> mime.ParseMediaType() function isn't compatible if the request has the
>> following (notice the comma in line 2):
>> Forwarded: for=192.0.2.42; proto=http
>> Forwarded: for=192.0.2.1, for=18.104.22.168
>> At the time of writing, RFC-7239 is in the Proposed Standard status
>> (meaning it's ripe for implementation support). I've been doing some
>> digging, and it doesn't seem like the stdlib of Go is capable of parsing
>> this header in a meaningful way. Likewise, it doesn't look like anyone has
>> tackled parsing this header as a third-party package.
>> I wouldn't want to duplicate effort, so does anyone know if someone has
>> built a package for parsing this header?
>> Do you think it's a good idea to open an issue on the Go project to
>> inquire about implementing a parser, in the "mime" package, that's capable
>> of extracting the parameters from all "Forwarded" header values of a
>> request? Is this a better fit for a third-party package?
>>  https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7239
>>  https://golang.org/pkg/mime/#ParseMediaType
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