Access to query parameters without using Express


I know that I have access to the URL’s query parameters if I use express.

But I have a simple script that just uses console.log for output. Is there a way for such scripts to gain access to the query parameters?



Yes, you could use the node HTTP module:

Why don’t you want to use Express?


Thanks Tim. My plan is to demonstrate API usage with Glitch. For examples that are essentially command line examples, there is no need to introduce Express into the code. But I do need access to the query parameters for setting per-student parameters.


Gotcha. I do the same thing for my students with Java web apps - we start with servlets because you can see what’s really happening before you use magic like Spring.