Requests Made from the Client
The Auspice client will make a number of requests to various endpoints, which this document aims to provide an overview of. Some of these are dependent on the build-time customisations in use, and we plan to allow more flexibility here using this mechanism.
Requests to the Auspice Server
For the purposes of this section we are assuming you are running locally on “localhost:4000”, however the idea is the same if Auspice is deployed to a server.
The (bundled) client code (which is generated by
auspice build) is broken up into a number of “chunks” which are delivered to the client as needed. These originate from the following block in the
<script async src="/dist/auspice.bundle.js"></script>
“Charon” GET requests
When a dataset, narrative, or listing of available datasets is to be displayed in Auspice, a selection of the following requests are made to localhost:4000.
/charon/getAvailable– return a list of available datasets and narratives
/charon/getDataset– return the requested dataset
/charon/getNarrative– return the requested narrative
The initial Auspice page (i.e. the one which displays a listing of available datasets) requests some images for the footer.
If a map is displayed by Auspice the individual tiles are requested from api.mapbox.com. Panning and zooming of the map result in futher requests for tiles. These are requested using our hardcoded access key, however this may change to a build-time-customisation in the future.
Web Analytics (Optional)
Auspice has the potential to include either Plausible Analytics or Google Analytics in a limited fashion. See the client customisation API documentation for how to set this. Note that these requests are only made if you set up build-time customisation of the client. (For nextstrain.org we use Plausible analytics.)