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Expose bodyParser.raw on express #3708

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commented Aug 8, 2018

It's currently not possible to use the bodyParser.raw middleware through express. To have it one needs to use bodyParser directly. But alas, body-parser is not exposed through exports. So it's necessary to add it as a dependency to your project, which is clearly not desired as it might lead to multiple versions of body-parser (see #3706).

This PR just adds the raw middleware to the exports object, same as json and urlencoded.


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commented Aug 11, 2018

Can someone stage a PR for the documentarion of this against the repo? That would be a huge help since there is a lot to document here. I can write this up myself as well, though that just means waiting on me :)

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Please add a test somewhere that checks just that it works. This is usually done as an acceptance test.


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commented Aug 18, 2018

From what I understand about NPM, it's designed to handle these types of conflicts seamlessly because each dependency can have its own version of a dependency in its tree. If your project is using body-parser itself, it may make more sense to use it as its own dependency instead of depending on Express to expose its methods in the way you need it to, now and in the future. This is probably worth a small increase in the size of your code.

@dougwilson dougwilson added this to the 4.17 milestone Sep 24, 2018

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commented May 2, 2019

@LinusU @wesleytodd I'm working to land this in the 4.17 branch now and I thought that express.raw() seems like a strange name, which made me think that handing the middlewares right off the express export itself is maybe weird?

This side discussion is not a blocker to landing this in 4.17.

I created expressjs/discussions#78 to discuss further.

@dougwilson dougwilson changed the base branch from master to 4.17 May 2, 2019

@dougwilson dougwilson force-pushed the amitzur:raw branch 2 times, most recently from c7aa250 to 87ee733 May 2, 2019

@dougwilson dougwilson force-pushed the amitzur:raw branch from 87ee733 to 0bcdd88 May 8, 2019

@dougwilson dougwilson merged commit 11192bd into expressjs:4.17 May 9, 2019

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