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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Handling Routes in Node.js Handling Routes Review

Handling routes review

I have what it expects I think, is says remember to create a writeHead and end and have it print out "About\n" which I have, can someone please point out what I am doing wrong? Thank you.

routes.js
function root(request, response) {
    if(request.url == "/") {
        response.writeHead(200, {'Content-type': "text/plain"});
        response.end("Home\n");
    }
}

function contact(request, response) {
    if(request.url == "/contact") {
        response.writeHead(200, {'Content-type': "text/plain"});
        response.end("Contact\n");
    }
}

function about(request, response){
  if(response.url == "/about"){
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-type': "text/plain"});
    response.end("About\n");
  }
}
module.exports.root = root;
module.exports.contact = contact;
module.exports.about = about;
index.js
var http = require("http");
var routes = require("./routes.js");

http.createServer(function(request, response){
    routes.root(request, response);
    routes.contact(request, response);
}).listen(3000);

1 Answer

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

You accidentally put response.url when it should be request.url

You have

function about(request, response){
  if(response.url == "/about"){
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-type': "text/plain"});
    response.end("About\n");
  }
}

Should be

function about(request, response){
  if(request.url == "/about"){
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-type': "text/plain"});
    response.end("About\n");
  }
}

Okay thank you.