router 0.6.0

A router for the Iron framework.

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Routing handler for the Iron web framework.

Router is a fast, convenient, and flexible routing middleware for Iron. It allows complex glob patterns and named url parameters and also allows handlers to be any Handler, including all Chains.


extern crate iron;
extern crate router;

use iron::prelude::*;
use iron::status;
use router::Router;

fn main() {
    let mut router = Router::new();           // Alternative syntax:
    router.get("/", handler, "index");        // let router = router!(index: get "/" => handler,
    router.get("/:query", handler, "query");  //                      query: get "/:query" => handler);


    fn handler(req: &mut Request) -> IronResult<Response> {
        let ref query = req.extensions.get::<Router>().unwrap().find("query").unwrap_or("/");
        Ok(Response::with((status::Ok, *query)))


Router is a part of Iron's core bundle.

  • Route client requests based on their paths
  • Parse parameters and provide them to other middleware/handlers


If you're using cargo, just add router to your Cargo.toml.


router = "*"

Otherwise, cargo build, and the rlib will be in your target directory.


Along with the online documentation, you can build a local copy with make doc.


Get Help

One of us is usually on #iron on the mozilla irc. Come say hi and ask any questions you might have. We are also usually on #rust and #rust-webdev.