The %CSP.Page object serves as an event handler for CSP requests. All .csp
pages by default derive from %CSP.Page, although you can override this using the <CSP:CLASS>
tag. CSP Servlets can be created by deriving a class from %CSP.Page, see %CSP.StreamServer
as an example.
Specifies the default character set for the page. This can be overriden using the
<CSP:CONTENT CHARSET=> tag, or by setting the %response.CharSet property
in the OnPreHTTP() method. If this parameter is not specified, then
for the default charset is utf-8.
Specifies the default content type for the page. This can be overriden using the
<CSP:CONTENT TYPE=> tag, or by setting the %response.ContentType property
in the OnPreHTTP() method. The default value if this parameter is
not set is text/html.
parameter CONVERTINPUTSTREAM = 0;
Specifies if input %request.Content or %request.MimeData values are converted from their
original character set on input. By default (0) we do not modify these and receive them
as a binary stream which may need to be converted manually later. If 1 then if there
is a 'charset' value in the request Content-Type or mime section we will convert from this
charset when the input data is text based. For either json or xml data with no charset
this will convert from utf-8 or honor the BOM if one is present.
If this page was compiled from a .csp file, then this parameter contains the
filename used for compilation.
The CSPSTRICT parameter is set to 1, if the DOCTYPE indicates that this
is a strict or frameset XHTML or HTML 4 page.
This parameter is used to make sure that if multiple
CSP applications are mapped to the same namespace that the CSP engine can correctly
identify which class corresponds with which URL. If 'LockCSPName' is true (the default, defined
in the CSP application) then you can only access this page if the url exactly matches
this 'CSPURL'. You can set this parameter to "" if you wish to disable this check for
this class. This check is applied for all CSP urls (cls/csp/zen).
If this page was compiled from a .csp file, then this parameter is automatically set to contain the
url of this file used for compilation.
The CSPXHTML parameter is set to 1, if the DOCTYPE indicates that this
is an XHTML page.
The default domain for csp:text, span and div tags. This parameter is
used to specify the subset of localized messages to be used on this page.
parameter ENCODED = 0;
Controls how the query parameters for this page are passed, it can
be set to one of the following:
ENCODED=0 - Query parameters are not encrypted
ENCODED=1 - Query parameters are encrypted and passed within CSPToken
ENCODED=2 - Same as '1' except any unencrypted parameters
are removed from the %request object before calling the Page()
method. This ensures that only encrypted parameter are available in the
Specify a custom error page to call if there are any problems with generating this page.
If this is not specified it will use the default error page specified for this CSP
application, and if this is not specified it will use the system default error page.
For example this could be set to '/csp/samples/error.csp' to display the sample error
parameter EXPIRES = -1;
Specified the default value for the %response.Expires.
It can be set to one of the following values:
-1: Expire immediately, this is the default for a CSP page
"": Never expire (no HTTP Expires header is sent)
nnnnn: Number of seconds from now when the object should expire
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 17:04:19 GMT: Absolute time at which the object should expire
ddddd,sssss: Absolute time the object should expire in $ZTimeStamp format. Note
that this must be specified in the GMT timezone
Note that setting this header also effects the 'Cache-Control' and 'Pragma' headers. If the page is set
to expire immediately then it will send a 'Cache-Control: no-cache' and 'Pragma: no-cache' to
prevent any caches from storing the page. If the page is set to never expires then it will not send
any 'Cache-Control' or 'Pragma' headers. If you set an expires date then it will not modify the
'Cache-Control' or 'Pragma' headers so if they are set they will be sent as specified and if you did
not set them then nothing will be sent for these headers.
Specifies if we wish to turn off charset conversion for this page. Normally CSP uses
the tables built into Cache to convert between different charset's, however if you
do not have a charset available you may wish to turn this off to avoid getting the
error page saying that this charset is not installed. Then the data will be output
and read in using RAW mode. This can be overridden using the <CSP:CONTENT NOCHARSETCONVERT=1>
tag, or by setting the %response.NoCharSetConvert property in the
parameter PAGETIMING = 0;
If this parameter is true then we automatically record timing statistics of how long it takes to
produce this page. It is off by default.
parameter PRIVATE = 0;
Controls the access to the page, it can be set to one of the following:
PRIVATE=0 - Page can be linked to/bookmarked
PRIVATE=1 - Can only be referenced from another CSP page
The user needs initially to enter the site through a PUBLIC page.
This is a comma-delimited list of system Resources and associated
permissions. A user must hold the specified permissions on all
of the specified resources in order to view this page.
The format of each item in the list should be as follows:
Permission is optional, and defaults to USE if not supplied. If it
is supplied, it should be one of USE, READ or WRITE.
You can also specify
or grouping using the '|' character, so 'R1,R2|R3,R3|R4' means you must have
resource R1 and one of R2 or R3 and one of R3 or R4. So if you have R1,R3 it will
pass, if you have R1,R4 it will not as it does not meet the R2|R3 condition. So the
'|' or condition takes precedence over the ',' and condition.
parameter TIMINGSLOTS = 48;
Used by the timing to decide how many slots a day should be divided up into. The default is to record
the timings over half an hour (48 slots per day). If you need more detail you can modify this value in
parameter UseSession = 1;
This parameter controls the CSP session support. By default CSP will use a persistent session
which holds a license until the session is ended or times out. If you override this then this
CSP page will use a transient session which is never persisted.
Encrypts the input string using the %session.Key value that is unique to this
user session. The output string is a string that can be included in HTML and
in URLs as it does not contain any characters that need to be escaped in these
environments. It can be decrypted with the Decrypt().
Note that the data must not contain any unicode characters as the encryption
function just takes a byte stream. If you wish to encrypt unicode data then the simplest
way is to form a $listbuild of the string first to convert it into a byte stream.
This method converts the in input URL string into Escaped URL string.
Note that '/' is not escaped which is consistent with rfc3986. The conversion first encodes the string
using the current devices charset and then url encodes the result. If you pass in charset
then we will use this rather than the current devices charset for the encoding.
This method returns the string that needs to be written to the current
device in order to insert a HyperEvent into a CSP page that is defined via
a class. This method is the hand written class equivalent of using #call(...)#,
#server(...)# or #vbserver(...)# in a CSP page.
The methodName argument defines the method to call in the same
format as #server: either ..method or package.class.method.
to be passed to the Cache method as a comma separated string.
The type argument is 0 if you wish to use a #server(...)# style HyperEvent
(this is the default), 1 if you wish to use a #call(...) style HyperEvent. Note that browsers
are deprecating the synchronous #server(...)# style XMLHttpRequest so application should
and VBScript but you need to be aware that it will quote its parameter with ".
In order to use this method, HyperEventHead() must
be used in the <head> section and if you are using the #server style
hyperevent then you also need HyperEventBody()
be used in the <body> section.
An example of an OnPage method for your page using a #call(...)# style HyperEvent:
This method returns the string that needs to be written to the current
device during generation of the <head> section in order
to use HyperEvents. See HyperEventCall() for details.
This is not needed if you are using #server, #vbserver or #call calls from
a .csp page as this is automatically inserted, it is only required when
generating the class or the HyperEvent calls directly.
The iframeonly argument is now ignored since #call and #server now both use XMLHttpRequest.
However, the iframeonly argument is kept for compatibility.
Passing the argument strict=1 will create strict HTML 4 format of script tag.
Include another csp page or file in the output at this point. If the url ends in either
'csp' or 'cls' then it will call the csp or cls class to generate output skipping the
output of the HTML headers. If the url is a file then it uses the stream server to output
this file. This url can be a relative path in which case it will be resolved based on the
current page url first. This is called by the <csp:include Page="page.csp"> tag.
You can pass additional parameters to the included page by adding them to the url to
call. These parameters will only exist for the included page and the %request object is
restored when it returns to the calling page. For example:
Inserts a '<input type="hidden" name="Name" value="Value">' tag into the current document.
If the target url you are submitting to (url) is encoded then this
will encrypt the data in this hidden link. In this way it is similar to the Link().
The extra are any extra attributes to add to the tag.
Return the string containing the hidden form tags.
You pass it the url URL of the target page that
this form is submitted to (the action=xxx attribute).
The array, query, contains an optional set of name-value pairs
which are also output as hidden input fields. This is normally called automatically directly after
the <FORM> tag to insert any hidden input tags that are required. However if you generate a form
programatically then you may need to call this function just after you output the <FORM> tag.
Event handler for PAGE event: this is invoked in order to
send HTTP headers. The default action is to invoke the WriteHTTPHeader()
of the %CSP.Response which generates HTTP 1.0 standard
headers. Set OutputBody to 0 to prevent prevent OnPage()
from being called, leave it unchanged otherwise. Returns a %Status code.
Event handler for PAGE event: this is invoked in order to
generate the content of a csp page.
abstract classmethod OnPageError(ByRef sc As %Status)
Event handler for any error that occurs on the page. If an error occurs and this method
is defined it calls this method passing it the error code by reference. You may change
the error code if wished, if you set it to $$$OK then it will cancel the error and the
CSP error page will not be displayed.
abstract classmethod OnPostHTTP()
Event handler for POSTPAGE event: this is invoked after the data
for the CSP page has been sent to the browser from the Cache server.
Event handler for PreHTTP event: this is invoked before
the HTTP headers for a CSP page have been sent. All changes to the
%CSP.Response class, such as adding cookies, HTTP headers,
setting the content type etc. must be made from within the OnPreHTTP() method.
Also changes to the state of the CSP application such as changing
%session.EndSession or %session.AppTimeout must be made within the OnPreHTTP() method.
It is prefered that changes to %session.Preserve are also made in the OnPreHTTP() method
as this is more efficient, although it is supported in any section of the page.
Return 0 to prevent OnPage() from being called.
Event handler which is invoked before a hyperevent method is called on this page.
This gives you a chance to modify the behavior of every hyperevent call
within this page.
Return an error code to prevent the hyperevent from being called.
Used to get performance information on your CSP pages. This is called to start the timing
of a block of code. The name specifies the type of component we are timing,
for example we automatically call this with 'Page' at the start and end of the rendering
of the CSP page. The idea is that you can call this at the start and end of any block
of code to log information on how long this is taking.
This is a default implementation of what sort of information to log, however you can
subclass this and StopTimer() to enhance the information that is logged.
Used to time performance information on your CSP pages. This is called to stop the timing
of a block of code. The name specifies the type of component to time. See
StartTimer() for more information on this.
This method converts the in Escaped URL string back to its original form.
The conversion first unescapes the URL then decodes the string
using the current devices charset. If you pass in charset
then we will use this rather than the current devices charset for the decoding.