Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Vanilla JavaScript Login form POST handler using XHR

I did a similar post to this called Vanilla JavaScript Login form POST handler using fetch. Fetch returns a JavaScript Promise, which can be a bit of a pain so I've also done a version using XHR, see below:

var postJSON = function(url, method, data, callback) {
  var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
  xhr.open(method, url, true);
  xhr.responseType = 'json';
  xhr.onload = function() {
    var status = xhr.status;
    if (status === 200) {
      callback(null, xhr.response);
    } else {
      callback(status, xhr.response);

Here's how to call it:
const form = document.querySelector('form');
form.addEventListener('submit', function(ev) {
  const url = this.getAttribute('action');
  const method = this.getAttribute('method');

  postJSON(url, method, new FormData(form), function(error, json) {
    if (error !== null) {
      console.log('parsing failed', error);
    } else {
      console.log('json.username', json.username);
      console.log('json.password', json.password);

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