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Node.js requestListener() Function

❮ http.createServer


The requestListener function is the function that is executed each time the server gets a request:

var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  res.write('Hello World!');

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Definition and Usage

The requestListener is a function that is called each time the server gets a request.

The requestListener function is passed as a parameter to the http.createServer() method.

The requestListener function handles requests from the user, and also the response back to the user


function (request, response) {

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
request The first parameter, the Request object, represents an IncomingMessage object.
response The second parameter represents a ServerResponse object, which has methods for handling the response stream back to the user

❮ http.createServer