Using http-browserify to submit FormData and Images with ease

Posted by: Seth Lakowske

If you want to send an Image or other form data back to the server and like to use Node.js’s http module, then you are in luck. http-browserify will happily send a FormData object if you write it to the stream.

var req = http.request('', function(res) {
        res.on('end', function() { console.log('all done'); });

//Get your form's input file field by id.
var files = document.getElementById('filesToUpload').files;

var file;
for (var i = 0; file = files[i]; i++) {
        var formData = new FormData();   
        formData.append('user', 'john');
        formData.append(, file);


The above code is an example of sending each user selected file to service with http-browserify and a FormData.