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httpPost

utilityurlbrowserintermediate

Makes a POST request to the passed URL.

Use XMLHttpRequest web api to make a post request to the given url. Set the value of an HTTP request header with setRequestHeader method. Handle the onload event, by calling the given callback the responseText. Handle the onerror event, by running the provided err function. Omit the third argument, data, to send no data to the provided url. Omit the fourth argument, err, to log errors to the console's error stream by default.

const httpPost = (url, data, callback, err = console.error) => {
  const request = new XMLHttpRequest();
  request.open('POST', url, true);
  request.setRequestHeader('Content-type', 'application/json; charset=utf-8');
  request.onload = () => callback(request.responseText);
  request.onerror = () => err(request);
  request.send(data);
};