client-http

Node client HTTP/HTTPS request wrapper for easy to make client HTTP/HTTPS request

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Client HTTP/HTTPS request in node
NPM version

Feature List

  1. Automatic proxy setting, if you set the proxy in your environment variable(httpproxy), it will be auto detected and used in your any HTTP request, also it will be used in your HTTPS request by HTTPS Tunnel(denpency by node-tunnel) to make HTTPS request through HTTP. Optional, you can set proxy manually by call setProxy(proxy).

  1. Make your HTTP/HTTPS request with cookie, cookie will be automatic processed int any HTTP/HTTPS request and you can get the cookie value in response.

  1. HTTP redirect handling, HTTP redirect(301/302) will be automatic handled in you HTTP/HTTPS request.

Example


var http = require('client-http');

http.get("http://www.google.com/", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
});

Installation

$ npm install client-http

Usages

HTTPS request

var http = require('client-http');

http.get("https://www.google.com/", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
});

Read cookie from response

var http = require('client-http');

http.get("http://www.google.com/", function(data, err, cookie){
    !err && console.log(cookie);
});

Read header from response

var http = require('client-http');

http.get("http://www.google.com/", function(data, err, cookie, headers){
    !err && console.log(headers);
});

HTTP Post

var http = require('client-http');

http.request("http://www.snee.com/xml/crud/posttest.cgi", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
}, "fname=hello&lname=world");

HTTP request with custom header

var http = require('client-http');

// we use iPhone as our user-agent and see what happen
http.request("http://twitter.com/", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
}, null, {"User-Agent": "iPhone"});

HTTP request with manually proxy set

var http = require('client-http');

http.setProxy('http://127.0.0.1:8080');
http.get("https://www.google.com/", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
});

HTTP request with manually timeout set

var http = require('client-http');

http.setTimeout(5000);
http.get("https://www.google.com/", function(data){
    data && console.log(data);
});