client-http

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

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node-client-http: Easy to make client HTTP/HTTPS request

Feature List

  1. Automatic proxy setting, if you set the proxy in your environment variable(http_proxy), 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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);
});
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);
});
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