HTTP Client

JavaScript HTTP client library for a Plugin

Remarks

The PATCH, POST, & PUT requests allow data to be supplied as either a string, byte array, or JavaScript object. For JavaScript Object data, unless the 'content-type' header is explicitly set, it will be understood as JSON Content & will automatically set the 'content-type' to 'application/json'. If the JavaScript Object data is Form URL Encoded Content you will need to explicitly set the 'content-type' header to 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'

Example

plugin.OnChangeRequest = onChangeRequest;
plugin.OnConnect = onConnect;
plugin.OnDisconnect = onDisconnect;
plugin.OnPoll = onPoll;
plugin.OnSynchronizeDevices = onSynchronizeDevices;
plugin.PollingInterval = 1000;
var http = new HTTPClient();
function onChangeRequest(device, attribute, value) {
if (device.Id == "1") {
switch (value) {
case "On":
http.get("https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/LivingLightsOn/with/key/abcdefg");
break;
case "Off":
http.get("https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/LivingLightsOff/with/key/abcdefg");
break;
default:
break;
}
}
else {
throw "Commands for this device Id have not been implemented";
}
}
function onConnect() {
}
function onDisconnect() {
}
function onPoll() {
}
function onSynchronizeDevices() {
throw "This is optional!";
}

Methods

get

Send a GET request to the specified URL.

get(url, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

delete

Send a DELETE request to the specified URL.

delete(url, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

head

Send a HEAD request to the specified URL.

head(url, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

options

Send a OPTIONS request to the specified URL.

options(url, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

post

Send a POST request to the specified URL.

post(url, data, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • data : The HTTP Content sent to the server. Can be a string, Object, or byte array.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

put

Send a PUT request to the specified URL.

put(url, data, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • data : The HTTP Content sent to the server. Can be a string, Object, or byte array.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

patch

Send a PATCH request to the specified URL.

patch(url, data, [options])

  • url : Relative or absolute URL for the request.
  • data : The HTTP Content sent to the server. Can be a string, Object, or byte array.
  • options
    • baseURL : Will be prepended to url unless url is absolute.
    • headers : An object containing the HTTP request headers.
    • auth : Authentication credentials for the request.
    • responseType : The type of data returned by the request: 'arraybuffer', 'json', 'text', 'xml'. (default: 'json')
    • followRedirects : Boolean that indicates whether it will follow redirection responses. (default: true)
    • timeout : Time, in milliseconds, to wait before timing out. The default is 0 which waits indefinitely.

Returns an HTTP Response Object

Response Object

All HTTP requests return a response object with the following properties:

PropertyDescription
dataThe response content. Will either be a string, JSON object, or XML object.
statusA integer representing the status code returned from the server
statusTextA string representing the status description returned from the server
headersAn object containing HTTP response headers.

Auth Object

PropertyDescription
usernameThe username for the HTTP request.
passwordThe password for the HTTP request.
authTypeThe type of authentication used: 'auto', 'basic', 'digest'. (default: 'auto')