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    Node.js r3 binding.

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    Basic usage:

    var Router = require('node-r3').Router;
    var router = new Router({
      "/foo": "data string",
      "/foo/bar": function () {},
      "/foo/bar/qoo": {obj: 1},
    var dispatched = router.match("/foo");;

    The router's initial argument is an POJSO(Plain Old JavaScript Object). Key is route path and value is data. It is possible to add method condition in route, ex: GET /foo. And all JS data type can be used for data. Method condition can support 3 format.

    1. Single method, ex: GET, POST.
    2. Multiple method. Both , and | can be used as separator. Ex: GET,POST or POST|PUT.
      No space allowed.
    3. Integer in string, ex: 1, 4. Usefule for custom router application. Don't support multiple method in this format. You should deal with it before send to Router. Ex: [1 | 4, '/foo'].join(' ')

    There is a http handler helper function:

    var router = new Router({
      "/": handler,
      "/foo": fooHandler,
      "/foo/{id}": fooHandler,
      "POST /me": postMeHandler,
      "GET /me": getMeHandler,
      "POST|GET /post": postHandler,
    var server = http.createServer(router.httpHandler(notfound));

    If the data is a function. It will auto execute when route match. And receive [req, res, params...]. Otherwise, it will call notfound as fallback. Arguments will be [req, res, data, params...]. A sample file sample/http.js is provided.

    Path and Router

    There are two router method on r3. One is path, one is route. The paths function is very basic. No condition, only string routing. The route is much powerful. Supports methods condition. So its the default one in node-r3. If you want to use path router as default. Try var Router = require('node-r3').PathRouter. It still possible to use route function in a PathRouter. User insert_route and match_route instead of the default insert and match method. Remember to recompile the Router before use it.



    • Router(router config)
    • PathRouter(router config)

    Router methods:

    • compile() -> void
    • dump() -> void
    • free() -> void
    • insert(route or path, data) -> void
    • insert_route(route, data) -> void
    • insert_path(path, data) -> void
    • match(route or path) -> [data, [captures]]
    • match_route(route) -> [data, [captures]]
    • match_path(path) -> [data, [captures]]
    • httpHandler(handler) -> function

    Path is just a string, route is more powerful, format:

    "#{METHODS} #{PATH}"

    Methods formats:


    Method includes:

    • GET
    • POST
    • PUT
    • DELETE
    • PATCH
    • HEAD

    Router config:

        "#{ROUTE1}": data1,
        "#{ROUTE2}": data2,
        "#{ROUTE3}": data3,

    Data can be any JavaScript data type. If data is function. When use httpHandler. It will auto execute data function when matched. The arguments:

    dataFunction(req, res, captures...)

    If data is not function, httpHandler will execute handler function. And with following arguments:

    handler(req, res, data, captures...)

    In httpHandler, when no route matches. handler will will execute also. But without data and captures.

    handler(req, res)


    There is another caasi/node-r3 projetc use different approach to let node can use r3's feature


    • Solve memory leak.



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