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    Getting started

    mojax is a modular AJAX utility. It's built to be extended via middleware, allowing you to customize your ajax tool to your needs.

    1. add mojax as a dependency to your project: npm install mojax --save

    2. require mojax in your code: var mojax = require("mojax");

    3. create the mojax instance you'll be using to make your HTTP requests: var r = mojax.createRequester();

    From there you can add middleware, with the use() method, or make HTTP requests with the req() method.

    How mojax uses middleware

    Middleware are used to manipulate the request parameters before the actual HTTP request is started.

    When you add middleware to a requester (requester.use()), the middleware function gets added to an internal queue. Every time you make a request, the request parameters you have provided are piped through each middleware. Each middleware must return the request parameters object for the next middleware to be called. Not returning the request parameters object (i.e. returning null or undefined) is how you can cancel a request.

    The mojax request method respects the following flow:

    1. make a request: req(params);
    2. your request parameters are piped through each middleware
    3. the middleware transform your request parameters
    4. the final (transformed) request parameters are used to send the HTTP request
    5. the HTTP request triggers callbacks, based on its progress

    Creating middleware

    Middleware is just a function that is provided an object argument. It is expected to manipulate the object, and return it.

    The code below adds a timeout value of 5000 ms to every request sent with r.req():

    // creating my requester
    var r = mojax.createRequester();
    // my middleware
    function addTimeout(params) {
        // add timeout to all requests
        params.timeout = 5000;
        return params;
    // adding the middle ware to my requester



    mojax module


    requester : object


    mojax module

    mojax.createRequester() ⇒ requester

    Kind: static method of mojax
    Summary: creates a requester instance, which can be extended with middleware/addons, and from which HTTP requests can be dispatched
    Access: public

    requester : object

    Kind: global typedef
    Summary: environment/interface used to add middleware and make HTTP requests

    requester.use(fn) ⇒ object

    Kind: instance method of requester
    Summary: adds a middleware function to the requester pipeline
    Returns: object - this

    Param Type Description
    fn function middleware function to add to the requester's request pipeline


    Kind: instance method of requester
    Summary: starts an async HTTP request, passing the configuration object through the middleware pipeline, and finally sending the request

    Param Type Default Description
    params object configuration object used for the request
    params.url string URL used as the HTTP request target
    params.method string GET, POST, PUT, DELETE
    [params.responseType] string "text" json, text, xml, text/xml, text/html, arraybuffer, blob
    [params.headers] object {X-Requested-With:XMLHttpRequest} request headers
    [] string data to send on POST or PUT request
    [params.onSuccess] function | Array.<function()> callbacks triggered on successful request completion
    [params.onFailure] function | Array.<function()> callbacks triggered on failed request completion
    [params.onHeaders] function | Array.<function()> callbacks triggered when response headers are received from server
    [params.onOpen] function | Array.<function()> callbacks triggered when request is opened
    [params.timeout] number sets the timeout value of the underlying XMLHttpRequest object (if supported)


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