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Node.js http.IncomingMessage.url Method
  • Last Updated : 25 Dec, 2020

The http.IncomingMessage.url is an inbuilt application programming interface of class Incoming Message within http module which is used to get the request URL string and also used for validating the particular URL.

Syntax:

request.url

Parameters: This method does not accept any argument as a parameter.

Return Value: This method returns the request URL string that is present in the actual HTTP request by the client

Example 1: Filename: index.js



Javascript




// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// request.url APi
    
// Importing http module 
var http = require('http'); 
    
// Setting up PORT 
const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000; 
    
// Creating http Server 
var httpServer = http.createServer(
  function(request, response){ 
  
  // Getting url by using request.url Api
  const value = request.url;
    
  // Display result
  response.end( "URL : " + value, 'utf8', () => { 
      console.log("displaying the result..."); 
  
  //Closing the server
      httpServer.close(()=>{
          console.log("server is closed")
      })
  }); 
}); 
    
// Listening to http Server 
httpServer.listen(PORT, () => { 
    console.log("Server is running at port 3000..."); 
});

Execution command:

node index.js

Console Output:

Server is running at port 3000...
displaying the result...
displaying the result...
server is closed
server is closed

Browser Output: Paste the localhost address http://localhost:3000/. In the search bar of the browser.

URL : /

Example 2: Filename: index.js

Javascript




// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// request.url APi
    
// Importing http module 
var http = require('http'); 
  
// Request and response handler 
const http2Handlers = (request, response) => { 
    
  // Getting url 
  // by using request.url Api
  const value = request.url;
    
  // Display result
  response.end( "URL : " + value, 'utf8', () => { 
      console.log("displaying the result..."); 
  
      //Closing the server
      httpServer.close(()=>{
          console.log("server is closed")
      })
  });
  }; 
    
// Creating http Server and listening
// on the 3000 port
var httpServer = http.createServer(
    http2Handlers).listen(3000, () => { 
    console.log("Server is running at port 3000..."); 
});

Execution command:

node index.js

Console Output:

Server is running at port 3000...
displaying the result...
displaying the result...
server is closed
server is closed

Browser Output: Paste the localhost address http://localhost:3000/. In the search bar of the browser.

URL : /

Reference: https://nodejs.org/dist/latest-v12.x/docs/api/http.html#http_message_url




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