errorface

Shows a styled error page while developing your app.

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☺ errorface

Express middleware for showing detailed error information when errors happen in your app.

Inspired by phperror.net.

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Example

Visit the example error page to see it in action.

Installation

npm install errorface

Usage

var express = require("express"),
    errorface = require("errorface");

var app = express();

app.get("/", function(req, res, next) {
    res.send("Hello World");
});

app.get("/error", function(req, res, next) {
    app.doesntExist();
});

app.get("/*", function(req, res) {
    throw new Error("Not Found");
});

app.use(errorface.errorHandler());

app.listen(3000);

Advanced Usage

You can extend the middleware with a couple options, here are the defaults:

// Default options
var options = {
    // Output to console.log
    log: console.log,
    // We don't output errors to log unless you want to
    logErrors: false,
    // We return html response page if requested
    disableHtml: false,
    // We return json response if requested
    disableJson: false,
    // Pass a function (or a true/false value) to determine whether the error page should be shown
    showPage: function(err, req) {
        return true;
    },
    // We use Mustache to render templates by default
    templateFunc: Mustache.render,
    // You can pass a string in as a template
    errorPageTemplate: null,
    // Or, you can pass a path to a file to use as the template
    errorPageTemplatePath: __dirname + "/views/errorPage.stache",
    // If you want to twiddle with the data before it gets sent to the template
    preProcessTemplateData: function(data) { return data; }
};

// Just pass them to the errorHandler when you register with your express app
app.use(errorface.errorHandler(options));

Custom Templating

Here is an example of the data that gets sent to the template in case you want to create your own.

{
   "headLine":{
      "type":"description",
      "details":{
         "error":"Error",
         "message":"Not Found"
      }
   },
   "stack":[
      {
         "level":1,
         "trace":{
            "type":"file",
            "details":{
               "method":"init",
               "file":"''/projects/errorface/test/util/testServer.coffee",
               "fileHash":"2c57b3f110c76c5348e3e03296430f6b",
               "fileRelative":"/test/util/testServer.coffee",
               "line":18,
               "column":13
            }
         },
         "focused":"throw new Error(\"Not Found\");",
         "file":[
            {
               "num":14,
               "isFocus":false,
               "line":"    app.get(\"/error\", function(req, res, next) {"
            }
         ]
      }
   ],
   "lines":[
      {
         "type":"description",
         "details":{
            "error":"Error",
            "message":"Not Found"
         }
      },
      {
         "type":"file",
         "details":{
            "method":"init",
            "file":"''/projects/errorface/test/util/testServer.coffee",
            "fileHash":"2c57b3f110c76c5348e3e03296430f6b",
            "fileRelative":"/test/util/testServer.coffee",
            "line":18,
            "column":13
         }
      },
      {
         "type":"file",
         "details":{
            "method":"callbacks",
            "file":"''/projects/errorface/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js",
            "fileHash":"ba7d97ee1f59f2aa0920257deb060e46",
            "fileRelative":"[module]/express/lib/router/index.js",
            "line":162,
            "column":11
         }
      }
   ],
   "projectDirectory":"''/projects/errorface"
}

License

Copyright 2012 Jacob Gable, MIT License; no attribution required.

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