shinyApp uiPattern ... incorrect JS/CSS/etc. relative resource paths

Hi all, I'm trying to use shinyApp()'s uiPattern parameter, but having no good luck. And though I understand fundamentally what's happening, I'm struggling to find a good path to correct my errors (apart from forking and editing Shiny code itself, which I'd like not to do).

I'm running a Shiny app via Shiny Server, and I'd like for the single R process (i.e. the "app") to handle two different request paths: /app and /ok. The /ok path simply returns a health check response (which itself is a collection of data fetched from the app's global scope). The /ok caller knows what to do with those data. That response is handled in the UI using the functional UI variation, like so:

ui <- function(req) {
  if (req$PATH_INFO == "ok") return(health_response())
  fluidPage(...)  ## else return the normal Shiny UI

The /app path should start a Shiny session.

Shiny Server is configured with a location directive like so:

location / {
  app_dir /my/app/dir;
  log_dir /my/app/dir/log;

... i.e. Shiny Server matches on the path prefix of / anything and sends that down to the Shiny app.

The Shiny app is launched via:

shinyApp(ui = my_ui, server = my_server, uiPattern = "^(ok/?|app/?)"

... and this, to some extent, works. In particular, the /ok requests return my health check response as expected. And in fact the initial /app request also returns the initial Shiny 'shell' page. The problem is that page then tries to fetch all the required components ... the Shiny JS library, the Bootstrap JS and CSS files, FontAwesome files, etc. Those requests have a path structure of /app/some-additional-resource.js, which unfortunately 404s.

Essentially, by setting Shiny Server to route / to the app, the app now receives all the additional resource requests, too, which normally would be handled by the Shiny (server-side) framework, not application code. I haven't been able to find a good example of how to handle this 'distinct-path' routing issue with uiPattern, but the presence of that parameter alone seems to suggest this is doable. Has anyone had luck with something like this, or can point me to a decent working example? Joe Cheng's example here -- which inspired this idea in the first place -- describes this usage abstractly, but doesn't mention how resource paths are then handled.

I think I've mostly figured this out, as Shiny expects the Rook object's path to already be the (Shiny) application's root ... Shiny Server strips the matching location's path from the request being handed down to Shiny.

To accomplish what I'm trying to do then, I'd effectively like to serve a single Shiny application (indeed, the same R process) from two separate root paths (e.g. /app and /ok), via Shiny Server. But given Shiny Server's path-stripping, I don't know if this is possible without a more advance reverse proxy setup via Nginx (or equivalent). Does anyone know if Shiny Server can (out-of-the-box) handle routing two paths to the same app? (While also somehow keeping the original path context available ... perhaps as a header?) My guess is that (<--) is a "no" and I'll need to Nginx-up a solution.

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