nghttp2_submit_data

Synopsis

#include <nghttp2/nghttp2.h>

int nghttp2_submit_data(nghttp2_session *session, uint8_t flags, int32_t stream_id, const nghttp2_data_provider *data_prd)

Submits one or more DATA frames to the stream stream_id. The data to be sent are provided by data_prd. If flags contains NGHTTP2_FLAG_END_STREAM, the last DATA frame has END_STREAM flag set.

This function does not take ownership of the data_prd. The function copies the members of the data_prd.

This function returns 0 if it succeeds, or one of the following negative error codes:

NGHTTP2_ERR_NOMEM
Out of memory.
NGHTTP2_ERR_DATA_EXIST
DATA or HEADERS has been already submitted and not fully processed yet.
NGHTTP2_ERR_INVALID_ARGUMENT
The stream_id is 0.
NGHTTP2_ERR_STREAM_CLOSED
The stream was already closed; or the stream_id is invalid.

Note

Currently, only one DATA or HEADERS is allowed for a stream at a time. Submitting these frames more than once before first DATA or HEADERS is finished results in NGHTTP2_ERR_DATA_EXIST error code. The earliest callback which tells that previous frame is done is nghttp2_on_frame_send_callback. In side that callback, new data can be submitted using nghttp2_submit_data(). Of course, all data except for last one must not have NGHTTP2_FLAG_END_STREAM flag set in flags. This sounds a bit complicated, and we recommend to use nghttp2_submit_request() and nghttp2_submit_response() to avoid this cascading issue. The experience shows that for HTTP use, these two functions are enough to implement both client and server.