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Michael Williams committed 1.0.2Latest: cde0fe0 on 2/25/2017, 3:17:02 PM


minimal http handler composition

npm install --save http-compose

inspired by creationix/stack and the middleware format in yoshuawuyts/merry


const http = require('http')
const compose = require('http-compose')
const Send = require('http-sender')()

const requestHandler = compose([
  (req, res, context, next) => {
    if (req.url === '/first') next(null, 'first')
    else next()
  (req, res, context, next) => {
    context.yes = true
  (req, res, context, next) => {
    if (req.url === '/error') next(new Error('Bad request'))
    else next()
  (req, res, context, next) => {
    if (req.url !== '/404') next(null, context.yes)
    else next()

http.createServer((req, res) => {
  requestHandler(req, res, {}, Send(req, res))


compose = require('http-compose')

handler = compose(handlers)

where a handler function is of shape:

function handler (req, res, context, next) {
  next(err, value)

composes an Array of handler functions into a single handler function.

if any handler function passes either an err or value to next(), compose will skip any subsequent handlers and forward this to the final next() callback.

complementary modules


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Copyright © 2017 Michael Williams

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