postmessage-component

Cross domain messaging made easy with postMessage

PostMessage

Cross domain messaging made easy with window.postMessage.

As component:

$ component install cayasso/postmessage

Or you can just grab the postmessage.js bundle file and include it in your page:

<script src="postmessage.js"></script>
var target = document.getElementById('myiframe').contentWindow;
var pub = postmessage('pub')();
var sub = postmessage('sub')(target);
 
sub.bind(function(message){
  console.log(message); // -> THANK YOU 
});
 
pub.send('HOOOOOLA');
 
var pub = postmessage('pub')();
var sub = postmessage('sub')();
 
sub.subscribe(function(messageevent){
  console.log(message); // -> HOOOOOLA 
 
  // send back to parent window 
  pub.send('THANK YOU');
});
 

This method return a postmessage type, this can be pub for publishing or sub for subscribing.

var Pub = postmessage('pub');
var Sub = postmessage('sub');

Create a publisher instance, a target window can be passed as first argument, if none the target window will be window.parent.

var Pub = postmessage('pub');
var pub = Pub(targetWindow);

Target window setter and/or getter, if no argument is passed it will get the current target window, else it will set a target window.

pub.target(targetWindow);
 
// get the current target window 
var target = pub.target();

Target origin setter and/or getter, if no argument is passed it will get the current target origin, else it will set a target origin.

pub.origin('http://example.com');
 
// get the current target window 
console.log(pub.origin()); // -> http://example.com 

Reset publisher target window and origin to defaul values.

pub.origin('http://example.com');
 
// reset publisher 
pub.defaults();
 
// get the current target window 
console.log(pub.origin()); // -> '*' 

Send a message to a target window. You can pass the target and origin as second and third parametters correspondingly.

 
// data is serialized by JSON 
pub.send({ hello: 'world' });
 
// or with a target window: 
pub.send({ hello: 'world' }, targetWindow);
 
// or with specifying the origin: 
pub.send({ hello: 'world' }, targetWindow, 'http://example.com');

Create a subscriber instance, a window can be passed as first argument, if none the default window will be window.

var Sub = postmessage('sub');
var sub = Sub(myWindow);

Add origin domains to white list.

sub
.origin('http://example.com')
.origin('http://simple.com')
.origin('http://hello.com');

Bind or subscribe to post messages for the specified window.

sub
.bind(function(messageevent){
  console.log(message);
});

Unbind or unsubscribe from window post messages. If no funciton is passed it will unbind all listeners.

// unbind by passing the pointer function 
sub.unbind(myFunction);
 
// unbind all listeners 
sub.unbind();

This unbind all listeners from subscriber and then destroy it.

sub.destroy();

First in the root directory do:

$ npm install

Then run the test like this:

$ make test

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Jonathan Brumley <cayasso@gmail.com>

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