uristream

Stream from URI-based resources

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Stream from URI-based resources

Supported protocols:

  • file:
  • http:
  • https:
  • data:

The http(s) handler transparently attempts to use gzip compression for the transport.

Usage

var uristream = require('uristream');

uristream('http://google.com/').pipe(process.stdout);

Methods

uristream(uri, [options])

Returns a standard Readable stream based on the uri.

standard options

  • timeout - Integer containing the number of milliseconds to wait for a stream to respond before aborting the stream.
  • probe - Boolean that indicates that the stream should not return any data.
  • start - Integer indicating the starting offset in bytes.

http options

The http and https protocol handlers will additionally accept these options:

  • headers - Headers to add to the request.
  • agent - Use supplied agent for the request.

Event: 'meta'

In addition to the standard end, close, and error events, a meta event is emitted once before any data is available.

  • meta - Object containing standardized stream metadata:
    • url - String with resolved data url.
    • mime - String with mime type for the data.
    • size - Integer representing total data size in bytes. -1 if unknown.
    • modified - Date last modified. null if unknown.

Installation

npm install uristream

TODO

  • More documentation
  • Add tests
  • Additional protocols (ftp?)

License

(BSD 2-Clause License)

Copyright (c) 2013, Gil Pedersen <gpdev@gpost.dk>
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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