encoding: null results in undefined body #42

quanghoc opened this Issue Feb 26, 2013 · 1 comment


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I am using this simple example and found a problem:

var Crawler = require("crawler").Crawler;

var c = new Crawler({
    "callback":function(error,result,$) {

In this particular line:

var req = request(_.pick.apply(this,[ropts].concat(requestArgs)), function(error,response,body) {

The input JSON was as following:

{ uri: 'http://google.com',
  method: 'GET',
   { 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip',
     'User-Agent': 'node-crawler/0.2.3' },
  encoding: null,
  timeout: 60000 }

As you see, I have to delete "encoding: null" in order for body variable to work.

Why is it "null" and how to fix this for websites like google.com?

The platform I am working on is Windows, btw (if that makes a different).


sylvinus commented Feb 26, 2013

Thanks for the report! I just pushed 0.2.4 which fixes this issue.

sylvinus closed this Feb 26, 2013

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