POST data with request module on Node.JS


Question

This module is 'request https://github.com/mikeal/request

I think i'm following every step but i'm missing an argument..

var request = require('request');
request.post({
        url: 'http://localhost/test2.php',
         body: "mes=heydude"
         }, function(error, response, body){
            console.log(body);
    });

on the other end i have

echo $_POST['mes'];

And i know the php isn't wrong...

1
124
6/21/2011 10:22:58 PM

Accepted Answer

EDIT: You should check out Needle. It does this for you and supports multipart data, and a lot more.

I figured out I was missing a header

var request = require('request');
request.post({
  headers: {'content-type' : 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'},
  url:     'http://localhost/test2.php',
  body:    "mes=heydude"
}, function(error, response, body){
  console.log(body);
});
180
12/10/2014 4:38:21 PM

When using request for an http POST you can add parameters this way:

var request = require('request');
request.post({
  url:     'http://localhost/test2.php',
  form:    { mes: "heydude" }
}, function(error, response, body){
  console.log(body);
});

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