Accepts Build Status

Higher level content negotation based on negotiator. Extracted from koa for general use.

In addition to negotatior, it allows:

  • Allows types as an array or arguments list, ie (['text/html', 'application/json']) as well as ('text/html', 'application/json').
  • Allows type shorthands such as json.
  • Returns false when no types match
  • Treats non-existent headers as *

API

var accept = new Accepts(req)

var accepts = require('accepts')

http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  var accept = accepts(req)
})

accept[property]()

Returns all the explicitly accepted content property as an array in descending priority.

  • accept.types()
  • accept.encodings()
  • accept.charsets()
  • accept.languages()

They are also aliased in singular form such as accept.type(). accept.languages() is also aliased as accept.langs(), etc.

Note: you should almost never do this in a real app as it defeats the purpose of content negotiation.

Example:

// in Google Chrome
var encodings = accept.encodings() // -> ['sdch', 'gzip', 'deflate']

Since you probably don't support sdch, you should just supply the encodings you support:

var encoding = accept.encodings('gzip', 'deflate') // -> 'gzip', probably

accept[property](values, ...)

You can either have values be an array or have an argument list of values.

If the client does not accept any values, false will be returned. If the client accepts any values, the preferred value will be return.

For accept.types(), shorthand mime types are allowed.

Example:

// req.headers.accept = 'application/json'

accept.types('json') // -> 'json'
accept.types('html', 'json') // -> 'json'
accept.types('html') // -> false

// req.headers.accept = ''
// which is equivalent to *

accept.types() // -> [], no explicit types
accept.types('text/html', 'text/json') // -> 'text/html', since it was first

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Jonathan Ong me@jongleberry.com

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