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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js HTTP Methods and Headers Dealing with the POST Body

Przemyslaw Mazur
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Przemyslaw Mazur
Courses Plus Student 9,296 Points

How does the browser know that the text we type in the form field is a username.

I know there is a method used on it. I mean var username = request.url.replace("/", "");. Shouldn't it just replace the / symbol with an empty string and why it doesn't set the username variable to the whole url including "http://port-3000-2rmzgrlbw8.treehouse-app.com/"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

The "replace("/", "")" method does replace the / symbol with an empty string.

If I understand the other question, the rest of the URL is removed because a header is being constructed that only contains a relative path.

It gets it from the html attribute. So if I gave my search input the name attribute of cook and hit search...

<input type="text" placeholder="Enter a Treehouse username" id="book" name="cook">

I would get something like this:

cook=pizza