afx afx - 3 years ago 182
Node.js Question

How can I add CORS-Headers to a static connect server?

I am writing a little demo web server delivering static html,css and javascript.
The server looks like

(function () {
"use strict";

var http = require("http");
var connect = require('connect');
var app = connect()
.use(connect.logger('dev'))
.use(connect.static('home'));

var server = http.createServer(app);
server.listen(9999, function () {
console.log('server is listening');
});
})();


My client side javascript makes ajax calls to a different server.
How can I add

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: http://example.com


to my server response, so that the client side javascript can do the ajax call?

Answer Source

Had a bit of trouble figuring this one out since express has spoiled me.

Take a look at enable cors. Basically what you need to be doing is add Access-Control-Allow-Origin to the domain you want to enable cors on. response.setHeaders is perfect for this task.

Another thing to note is that connect has no way to handle routes. If your app needs to have different routes then you will probably have to write logic for each of them and add res headers to the ones on which you want to enable cors. You can use req.url for it.

var http = require("http");
var connect = require('connect');

var app = connect()

    .use(connect.logger('dev'))

    .use(connect.static('home'))

    .use(function(req, res){

    res.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "http://example.com");
    res.end('hello world\n');

 });

var server = http.createServer(app);

server.listen(9999, function () {

    console.log('server is listening');
});

This is the response I got in chrome dev tools

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: http://example.com
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:01:59 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
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