node package manager

negotiator

HTTP content negotiation

negotiator

NPM Version NPM Downloads Node.js Version Build Status Test Coverage

An HTTP content negotiator for Node.js

Installation

$ npm install negotiator

API

var Negotiator = require('negotiator')

Accept Negotiation

availableMediaTypes = ['text/html', 'text/plain', 'application/json']
 
// The negotiator constructor receives a request object 
negotiator = new Negotiator(request)
 
// Let's say Accept header is 'text/html, application/*;q=0.2, image/jpeg;q=0.8' 
 
negotiator.mediaTypes()
// -> ['text/html', 'image/jpeg', 'application/*'] 
 
negotiator.mediaTypes(availableMediaTypes)
// -> ['text/html', 'application/json'] 
 
negotiator.mediaType(availableMediaTypes)
// -> 'text/html' 

You can check a working example at examples/accept.js.

Methods

mediaType()

Returns the most preferred media type from the client.

mediaType(availableMediaType)

Returns the most preferred media type from a list of available media types.

mediaTypes()

Returns an array of preferred media types ordered by the client preference.

mediaTypes(availableMediaTypes)

Returns an array of preferred media types ordered by priority from a list of available media types.

Accept-Language Negotiation

negotiator = new Negotiator(request)
 
availableLanguages = ['en', 'es', 'fr']
 
// Let's say Accept-Language header is 'en;q=0.8, es, pt' 
 
negotiator.languages()
// -> ['es', 'pt', 'en'] 
 
negotiator.languages(availableLanguages)
// -> ['es', 'en'] 
 
language = negotiator.language(availableLanguages)
// -> 'es' 

You can check a working example at examples/language.js.

Methods

language()

Returns the most preferred language from the client.

language(availableLanguages)

Returns the most preferred language from a list of available languages.

languages()

Returns an array of preferred languages ordered by the client preference.

languages(availableLanguages)

Returns an array of preferred languages ordered by priority from a list of available languages.

Accept-Charset Negotiation

availableCharsets = ['utf-8', 'iso-8859-1', 'iso-8859-5']
 
negotiator = new Negotiator(request)
 
// Let's say Accept-Charset header is 'utf-8, iso-8859-1;q=0.8, utf-7;q=0.2' 
 
negotiator.charsets()
// -> ['utf-8', 'iso-8859-1', 'utf-7'] 
 
negotiator.charsets(availableCharsets)
// -> ['utf-8', 'iso-8859-1'] 
 
negotiator.charset(availableCharsets)
// -> 'utf-8' 

You can check a working example at examples/charset.js.

Methods

charset()

Returns the most preferred charset from the client.

charset(availableCharsets)

Returns the most preferred charset from a list of available charsets.

charsets()

Returns an array of preferred charsets ordered by the client preference.

charsets(availableCharsets)

Returns an array of preferred charsets ordered by priority from a list of available charsets.

Accept-Encoding Negotiation

availableEncodings = ['identity', 'gzip']
 
negotiator = new Negotiator(request)
 
// Let's say Accept-Encoding header is 'gzip, compress;q=0.2, identity;q=0.5' 
 
negotiator.encodings()
// -> ['gzip', 'identity', 'compress'] 
 
negotiator.encodings(availableEncodings)
// -> ['gzip', 'identity'] 
 
negotiator.encoding(availableEncodings)
// -> 'gzip' 

You can check a working example at examples/encoding.js.

Methods

encoding()

Returns the most preferred encoding from the client.

encoding(availableEncodings)

Returns the most preferred encoding from a list of available encodings.

encodings()

Returns an array of preferred encodings ordered by the client preference.

encodings(availableEncodings)

Returns an array of preferred encodings ordered by priority from a list of available encodings.

See Also

The accepts module builds on this module and provides an alternative interface, mime type validation, and more.

License

MIT