connect-hopeful-body-parser

Attempt to parse body data without an Accept header

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connect-hopeful-body-parser

For when you don't really want to be that strict, will attempt to parse

  • The request body as JSON
  • The request body as x-www-form-urlencoded
  • The urlencoded query string

Install

npm install connect-hopeful-body-parser

Usage

Add to the connect middleware chain, req.body will be set to either the parsed object, or null.

// server.js
var connect = require('connect');
var bodyParser = require('connect-hopeful-body-parser');
var server = connect(
    bodyParser(),
    function(req, res) {
        res.end(require('util').inspect(req.body));
    }
);
server.listen(9999);

# Once the server is running...
$ curl localhost:9999 -d '{"value" : {"a" : 1}}'
{ value: { a: 1 } }

$ curl localhost:9999 -d 'value[a]=1'
{ value: { a: 1 } }

$ curl "localhost:9999?value\[a\]=1"
{ value: { a: 1 } }

$ curl "localhost:9999"
null

License

MIT Licensed, copyright Glen Mailer 2011

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