url-composer

1.15.0 • Public • Published

url-composer

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Small lib for parsing and building dynamic URLs

Install

You can install the lib via npm

npm install --save url-composer

or bower

bower install --save url-composer

Usage

The library is very simple to use

import url from 'url-composer'
 
url.build({
  host: 'https://github.com',
  path: '/:username',
  params: { username: 'RasCarlito' },
  query: { tab: 'repositories' },
  hash: 'your-repos-filter'
})
// "https://github.com/RasCarlito?tab=repositories#your-repos-filter"

Everything is optional. So calling url.build() without any parameters would just generate an empty String.

Note: Path and query parameters are encoded using encodeURIComponent

Path options

The path option has an advanced syntax to handle injection of parameters.

Named parameters

Like in the first example

import url from 'url-composer'
 
url.build({
  path: '/users/:id',
  params: { id: 42 }
})
// "/users/42"

Optional parameters

With optional parameters you can make a portion of the path optional using parentheses. Depending on the params passed that portion will be included or left out.

import url from 'url-composer'
 
const path = '/users/:id(/edit/:section)'
 
url.build({
  path,
  params: { id: 42 }
})
// "/users/42"
 
url.build({
  path,
  params: { id: 42, section: 'profile' }
})
// "/users/42/edit/profile"

Testing a path

You can test a path to validate that it corresponds to a given schema

import url from 'url-composer'
 
const path = '/users/:id(/edit/:section)'
 
// Testing path directly
url.test({ path, url: '/users/42' }) // true
url.test({ path, url: '/something/different' }) // false
 
// Getting the regex instead
const re = url.regex(path)
 
re.test('/users/42/edit/profile') // true

Parsing a path

You can parse a path to extract the dynamic parts into an Array or an Object.

It will also extract the search query if it is present and place it as the last item in the resulting Array or in a query key in the resulting Object.

Missing optional parameters will result to null in the extracted values.

Lets look at some code to actually see how it works:

import url from 'url-composer'
 
// Parsing dynamic parts into an Array
url.parse({
  path: '/users/42/edit/profile',
  definition: '/users/:id(/edit/:section)'
})
// ['42', 'profile', null]
 
// Parsing dynamic parts into an Object
url.parse({
  path: '/users/42/edit/profile',
  definition: '/users/:id(/edit/:section)',
  object: true
})
// { id: '42', section: 'profile', query: null }
 
// Parsing a path with a search query
url.parse({
  path: '/users/42/edit/profile?expand=true',
  definition: '/users/:id(/edit/:section)'
})
// ['42', 'profile', 'expand=true']
 
// Parsing dynamic parts into an Object
url.parse({
  path: '/users/42/edit/profile?expand=true',
  definition: '/users/:id(/edit/:section)',
  object: true
})
// { id: '42', section: 'profile', query: 'expand=true' }

License

MIT

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