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

pastry assassin
pastry assassin
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,693 Points

Routes Node.JS code challenge

I'm not entirely clear on what the code challenge is asking me to do. It's saying that I need to create an about function to print out "About\n" inside of the routes.js file and add it to the abouts route. Can someone help me with this?

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

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

module.exports.root = root;
module.exports.contact = contact;
var http = require("http");
var routes = require("./routes.js");

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

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

Take a look at the other two functions already there, particularly the one that implements "contact". What the challenge wants you to do is make a function just like that, but for "about" instead of "contact". Use the contact function as a template and it you should not have much trouble.

Don't forget to add it to the exports down at the bottom, also.