Connect/Express middleware for serving webp images when support is detected
Latest version : 1.4.0
Last updated on 2015-03-13T08:06:14.271Z
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$ npm install accept-webp
var acceptWebp = require('accept-webp'); var express = require('express'); var app = express(); var staticPath = __dirname + '/static'; app.use(acceptWebp(staticPath, ['jpg', 'jpeg', 'png'])); app.use(express.static(staticPath));
Warning: accept-webp should be used before any middleware that is serving files (e.g.
express.static) so that they know to serve the webp format file.
This middlewear first looks at the
Accept header of the HTTP request, and searches for
image/webp. If the search is successful, it checks the filesystem for a file of the same name but with the .webp extension (myImage.webp instead of myImage.jpg). If it exists,
req.url is changed so that other middleware (e.g.
express.static) will serve webp format.
req.originalUrl is unchanged (unlike the pre-forked version), so all future middlewear can rely on the integrity of the
Also upon success, the
Vary header is set to
Accept so that caching
proxies can distingiuish which content to load for the same requested url.
The first argument of accept-webp (required) is the path to your static assets on the filesystem. It should generally be the same path that you pass to
The second argument (optional) is either a single file extension (string) or a list of file extensions (array) for accept-webp to act upon.
accept-webp will not touch requests for file formats that are not in this list. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to
['jpg', 'png', 'jpeg'].
Why the fork?
- I didn't like the idea of parsing the User Agent string to determine file format support.
- I wanted the ability to define which file formats are looked at, and which are ignored
- The original version didn't allow the module to be used on multiple apps/routers each with different static file paths in Express. In other words, it shared the same
pathargument across each instance of the middlewear.
- The old version overwrote the
VaryHTTP header, this one appends to it, so it's now more compatible with other modules such as (compression)[https://github.com/expressjs/compression].
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Copyright (c) 2014 Semenistyi Mykyta firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright (c) 2015 Joshua Wise email@example.com
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