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    http-browserify

    1.7.0 • Public • Published

    http-browserify

    The http module from node.js, but for browsers.

    When you require('http') in browserify, this module will be loaded.

    example

    var http = require('http');
     
    http.get({ path : '/beep' }, function (res) {
        var div = document.getElementById('result');
        div.innerHTML += 'GET /beep<br>';
        
        res.on('data', function (buf) {
            div.innerHTML += buf;
        });
        
        res.on('end', function () {
            div.innerHTML += '<br>__END__';
        });
    });

    http methods

    var http = require('http');

    var req = http.request(opts, cb)

    where opts are:

    • opts.method='GET' - http method verb
    • opts.path - path string, example: '/foo/bar?baz=555'
    • opts.headers={} - as an object mapping key names to string or Array values
    • opts.host=window.location.host - http host
    • opts.port=window.location.port - http port
    • opts.responseType - response type to set on the underlying xhr object

    The callback will be called with the response object.

    var req = http.get(options, cb)

    A shortcut for

    options.method = 'GET';
    var req = http.request(options, cb);
    req.end();

    request methods

    req.setHeader(key, value)

    Set an http header.

    req.getHeader(key)

    Get an http header.

    req.removeHeader(key)

    Remove an http header.

    req.write(data)

    Write some data to the request body.

    If only 1 piece of data is written, data can be a FormData, Blob, or ArrayBuffer instance. Otherwise, data should be a string or a buffer.

    req.end(data)

    Close and send the request body, optionally with additional data to append.

    response methods

    res.getHeader(key)

    Return an http header, if set. key is case-insensitive.

    response attributes

    • res.statusCode, the numeric http response code
    • res.headers, an object with all lowercase keys

    compatibility

    This module has been tested and works with:

    • Internet Explorer 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Firefox 3.5
    • Chrome 7.0
    • Opera 10.6
    • Safari 5.0

    Multipart streaming responses are buffered in all versions of Internet Explorer and are somewhat buffered in Opera. In all the other browsers you get a nice unbuffered stream of "data" events when you send down a content-type of multipart/octet-stream or similar.

    protip

    You can do:

    var bundle = browserify({
        require : { http : 'http-browserify' }
    });

    in order to map "http-browserify" over require('http') in your browserified source.

    install

    With npm do:

    npm install http-browserify
    

    license

    MIT

    Install

    npm i http-browserify

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    63,677

    Version

    1.7.0

    License

    MIT/X11

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