A static file is any file that resides in the server's storage.
Crow supports returning Static files as responses in 2 ways.
Crow implicitly returns any static files placed in a
static directory and any subdirectories, as long as the user calls the endpoint
The static folder or endpoint can be changed by defining the macros
CROW_STATIC_DIRECTORY "alternative_directory/" and
static directory changes the directory in the server's filesystem, while the endpoint changes the URL that the client needs to access.
You can directly return a static file by using the
response.set_static_file_info("path/to/file");. The path is relative to the executable unless preceded by
/, then it is an absolute path.
Please keep in mind that using the
set_static_file_info method does invalidate any data already in your response body.
Note: Crow sets the
content-type header automatically based on the file's extension, if an extension is unavailable or undefined, Crow uses
text/plain, if you'd like to explicitly set a
response.set_header("content-type", "mime/type"); AFTER calling