pgonzaleznetwork pgonzaleznetwork - 8 months ago 25
Node.js Question

Node js app gets stuck while routing

I have the following server.js file

var express = require("express"),
http = require("http"),

app = express();

//set up a static file directory to use for detaulf routing


res.set("hello team!");

In the /client directory, I have a file called "index.html", so when I go to localhost:3000/index.html, this file is displayed, this is what I expect.

But if I then go to localhost:3000/hello the page never loads and gets stuck on "waiting for localhost" until it times out with a "no data received" error message.

If I remove the line of code for /client and just leave the routes, then it works fine. So it sounds to me like it's getting stuck trying to find "/hello" under my /client directory, but if i understand correctly, the way this works is if the file is not found on that directory, the server should try to use the other routes.



There is an issue in /hello route. You used res.set("hello team!"); which is used to set HTTP header for response, not for sending the response.

Instead use res.send('hello team!'); to send response to client.