Falcon supports before and after hooks. You install a hook simply by applying one of the decorators below, either to an individual responder or to an entire resource.
For example, consider this hook that validates a POST request for an image resource:
def validate_image_type(req, resp, resource, params): if req.content_type not in ALLOWED_IMAGE_TYPES: msg = 'Image type not allowed. Must be PNG, JPEG, or GIF' raise falcon.HTTPBadRequest('Bad request', msg)
You would attach this hook to an
on_post responder like so:
@falcon.before(validate_image_type) def on_post(self, req, resp): pass
Or, suppose you had a hook that you would like to apply to all responders for a given resource. In that case, you would simply decorate the resource class:
@falcon.before(extract_project_id) class Message(object): def on_post(self, req, resp): pass def on_get(self, req, resp): pass
Decorator to execute the given action function before the responder.
Parameters: action (callable) –
A function of the form
func(req, resp, resource, params), where resource is a reference to the resource class instance associated with the request, and params is a dict of URI Template field names, if any, that will be passed into the resource responder as kwargs.
Hooks may inject extra params as needed. For example:
def do_something(req, resp, resource, params): try: params['id'] = int(params['id']) except ValueError: raise falcon.HTTPBadRequest('Invalid ID', 'ID was not valid.') params['answer'] = 42