XMLHttpRequest for node.js
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XMLHttpRequest 1.5

A Hybrid XMLHttpRequest implementation for node.js, half way between XHR and XHR 2,

Matches common new browser functionality (progress events, follow redirects etc) - with three primary differences:

  • async only
  • responseXML is missing
  • CORS restrictions don't apply.

note: this lib does support https, but https is currently flaked in node.js v 0.3, as soon as ryah et al fix, then this lib will work for https too.


Just like normal:

var XMLHttpRequest = require('./XMLHttpRequest');
// use as normal!

This should just work as you expect, and with your existing XHR-based clientside code, it does with mine.


Here are the implemented interfaces:

interface XMLHttpRequestEventTarget : EventTarget {
  // event handler attributes
           attribute Function onloadstart;
           attribute Function onprogress;
           attribute Function onabort;
           attribute Function onerror;
           attribute Function onload;
           attribute Function ontimeout;
           attribute Function onloadend;

interface XMLHttpRequestUpload : XMLHttpRequestEventTarget {


interface XMLHttpRequest : XMLHttpRequestEventTarget {

  attribute Function onreadystatechange;

  const unsigned short UNSENT = 0;
  const unsigned short OPENED = 1;
  const unsigned short HEADERS_RECEIVED = 2;
  const unsigned short LOADING = 3;
  const unsigned short DONE = 4;

  readonly attribute unsigned short readyState;

  // request
  void open(DOMString method, DOMString url);
  void open(DOMString method, DOMString url, boolean async);
  void open(DOMString method, DOMString url, boolean async, DOMString? user);
  void open(DOMString method, DOMString url, boolean async, DOMString? user, DOMString? password);

  void setRequestHeader(DOMString header, DOMString value);

  attribute unsigned long timeout;   // * has no effect
  attribute boolean asBlob;          // * has no effect
  attribute boolean followRedirects; 
  attribute boolean withCredentials; // * has no effect

  readonly attribute XMLHttpRequestUpload upload;

  void send();
  void send(data); // string (and buffer)

  void abort();

  // response
  readonly attribute unsigned short status;
  readonly attribute DOMString statusText;
  DOMString getResponseHeader(DOMString header);
  DOMString getAllResponseHeaders();

  void overrideMimeType(DOMString mime); // does nothing    

  readonly attribute DOMString responseText;