Linked Questions

Popular Questions

node js server headers

Asked by At

I am currently a beginner at web-development. Therefore naturally i am using node.js as a back-end for an app that i am creating that involves getting data using REST and then searching and sorting. The part that i am stuck on is how do headers work node.js and in general on web server. The code i have below is basically setting up a server on port 3000 , and then i have a counter that counts how many times the endpoint was hit. What i dont get is the error that node throws. Therefore i tried to rewrite the headers. From the research i have done online is that once the server which is node.js in this case makes a handshake with the client, which is our front end, it sets a header. Then the client can make a request to server using api routes and get a response. What i dont understand is how headers are used in this ?

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
const port = 3000;

var counter=0;

app.get('/',(req,res) => {
    res.send("Hello World");
    console.log("First Request");

           res.setHeader("Content-Type", "text/html");
           res.send("Second Request");


    console.log("App is listening on port 3000");

The exception it throws is this

rror [ERR_HTTP_HEADERS_SENT]: Cannot set headers after they are sent to the client
    at ServerResponse.setHeader (_http_outgoing.js:470:11)
    at app.get (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/index.js:14:16)
    at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/r
    at next (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:137:13)
    at Route.dispatch (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:112
    at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/r
    at /Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:281:22
    at Function.process_params (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/router/ind
    at next (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:275:10)
    at expressInit (/Users/taherhuzefa/Desktop/Personal/groupme_extension/node_modules/express/lib/middleware/init.js:40:

Related Questions