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

Jonathan Leon
Jonathan Leon
18,813 Points

I did it this way without querystring what do you think?

            request.on("data", function(postBody) {

          //extract the username
            var username =   postBody.toString().replace("username=",""); 
              console.log(username);

            //redirect to the username

            request.url = "/"+username;

              user(request,response);

1 Answer

Very good, jump on to the international stage!!

querystring.parse('foo=bar&baz=qux&baz=quux&corge')
// returns
{ foo: 'bar', baz: ['qux', 'quux'], corge: '' }

// Suppose gbkDecodeURIComponent function already exists,
// it can decode `gbk` encoding string
querystring.parse('w=%D6%D0%CE%C4&foo=bar', null, null,
  { decodeURIComponent: gbkDecodeURIComponent })
// returns
{ w: '中文', foo: 'bar' }

Amazingly enough. https://nodejs.org/api/buffer.html#buffer_buf_tostring_encoding_start_end

the international encoding can be parsed because querystring is a deserializer that can parse other encoding entypes besides utf-8. Nice huh!!!

Turn that tribal gibberish into digital anthology!